Historic Columbus Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration

Jan 4, 2016

For Immediate Release


To:       All News Departments

From:  Elizabeth Barker

Executive Director, Historic Columbus




Historic Columbus Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration


Columbus, GA--1.4.2016:  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.


The kick-off will be on Thursday, January 14th featuring Sheffield Hale, President of the Atlanta History Center, at 12:00 Noon at the Columbus Museum.  Lunch will be provided as our gift, so reservations are required.  Please call 706-322-0756 by Monday, January 11th.


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 Elizabeth Barker at Historic Columbus – Elizabeth@historiccolumbus.com or 706-322-0756.


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