Events Calendar

  • Columbia Historical Society Annual potluck, meeting & program - "Katherine Hepburn: From Hartford to Hollywood."

    04/27/2018 – 6:00pm
    Columbia Congregational Church, 325 Rt 87, Columbia, CT

    Potluck dinner starts at 6:00pm followed by the meeting. Please bring a dish to share.

    Taylor McClure will present information about Katherine Hepburn, from Hartford to Hollywood. Program starts at 7:00

    Columbia Historical Society Annual potluck, meeting & program - "Katherine Hepburn: From Hartford to Hollywood."

  • Columbia Lake - through the Years

    05/20/2018 – 1:00am
    The History Place

    On May 20th, the Columbia Historical Society will open it’s first exhibit in its new home, The History Place (Across Rt. 87 from the Library). On Selected Sunday afternoons through October, the exhibit will be open to the public at no cost.

    The exhibit will trace the history of the Columbia Lake Watershed from its early use by Native Americans, to its industrial uses during the 18th & 19th centuries, and its recreational use since the early twentieth century. It also examines the more recent history of stewardship by the town and private groups, to ensure that it provides scenic and recreational resources for humans and important habitat for wildlife well into the future.

    A special “Go Fish” game will be offered to children twelve and under who visit the exhibit and learn about the fish who live in the lake. Participants will be entered into a free drawing with the chance to win fishing equipment prizes.

    Sunday May 20, 1-4
    Sunday June 3, 1-4
    Sunday June 17, 1-4
    Wednesday July 4, 9-12
    Sunday July 22, 1-4
    Sunday August 12, 1-4
    Sunday August 26, 1-4
    Sunday September 16, 1-4
    Saturday October 20, 12:30-4

    Associated Activities:
    Sat. June 2, 1-3pm – Utley Mills & Lake Watershed walk. Leaders – Joan Hill & Ann Dunnack. Meet at rear of Recreation Park (60 Hennequin Rd) at 12:45

    July 15 afternoon & August 19 afternoon, Historical Boat trips on Columbia Lake. Prior registration is required at or 860 729-5472. There will be a $5.00 fee for each individual. This event is co-sponsered by the Town of Columbia Recreation Dept. and the Columbia Historical Society.

    Sat. October 20, 11-12am – Lake Brook Ravine Walk. Details will be published in Walktober brochure.

    Columbia Lake - through the Years