Historic Columbus 50th Anniversary Celebration- Lunch and Lecture

Mar 1, 2016

For Immediate Release


To:       All News Departments

From:  Callie Hecht

Director of Cultural Outreach, Historic Columbus





Historic Columbus 50th Anniversary Celebration- Lunch and Lecture


Historic Columbus turns 50 in 2016 and has created an incredible year to celebrate the organization’s history, our cultural arts partners, and the preservation and history of our community.  There will be a variety of events held throughout the year.            The six lunch and lectures, Founders Day event, and Annual Meeting/Preservation Awards will all be free and open to the public with refreshments served at each.  These educational events are Historic Columbus’ gifts to the community.


            Local historian Billy Winn will be our featured speaker on Thursday, March 10th at 12:00 Noon at The Liberty Theatre.  Mr. Winn will be discussing his Triumph of Ecunnau-Nexulgee, Line of Splendor, and other works.  Lunch will be provided as our gift, so reservations are required.  Please RSVP by calling 706-322-0756 by Monday, March 7th.


Calendar of Events:


Thursday, February 11, 2016             Lula Huff, local historian

Lunch and Lecture

The Columbus Library


Thursday, March 10, 2016                  Billy Winn, local historian

Lunch and Lecture

The Liberty Theatre


Thursday, April 14, 2016                    John Sheftall, local historian

Lunch and Lecture

Trinity Episcopal Church


Thursday, May 26, 2016                     Stephanie Meeks, President of the National Trust

                                                            Mark McDonald, President of the Georgia Trust

Founders Day

The Springer Opera House


Thursday, August 12, 2016                 Ken Thomas, Georgia historian and Columbus Native

Lunch and Lecture

W.C. Bradley Co.


Thursday, September 8, 2016            Rabbi Beth Schwartz and Panel, historians

Lunch and Lecture

Temple Israel


Tuesday, October11, 2016                 Todd Groce, President, Georgia Historical Society

                                                            HCF Annual Meeting & Preservation Awards

Legacy Hall, RiverCenter


Tuesday, November 15, 2016            Tom Brokaw, distinguished journalist and author

The Golden Jubilee

The Iron Works



“Historic Buildings and monuments are guideposts to understanding

the forces that create and form our communities…”



For any questions about the events or the organization, please contact Callie Hecht at Historic Columbus – Callie@historiccolumbus.com or 706-322-0756.

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