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Firestone-Columbus Automobile on display at the Columbus Historical Society

Columbus Historical Society

COLUMBUS HISTORICAL SOCIETY was founded in 1990 by local historians with a deep desire to collect and share Columbus' history. In 2012 the society opened their exhibit space inside COSI (admission to the exhibit is free and does not require a COSI admission).

Centennial Pennant

Columbus Centennial Pennant from 1912 on display at the Columbus Historical Society

The society hopes to preserve as much of Central Ohio's history through documents and artifacts as possible. It also wants to be able to share that information with the citizens of Central Ohio and help build a sense of community with a background.

The society is actively seeking out historic artifacts, documents and artwork associated with Central Ohio and more specifically Columbus.

COSI Entrance

333 W. Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

2012 Bicentennial City Tours

From June through October, 2nd Saturday of each month (except September) explore Columbus' flamboyant past. The 2012 schedule highlights the diversity of Columbus' history and includes visiting sites associated with the Underground Railroad, prohibition, and the beginning days of the National Football League.

The Bicentennial City Tours is a 2 hour, non-stop tour of historic spots on an air conditioned bus. Contact Columbus Historical Society for dates and to make reservations (