03/13/2016 – 2:00pm
Yeomans Hall, 323 Rte 87, Columbia, CT
She was born a slave in 1818 but was able to buy her and her son’s freedom. A noted couturier and a confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln, and an informal advisor to Abraham Lincoln. Join us for this fascinating portrayal by Tammy Denease Willians!
04/28/2016 – 6:00pm
Columbia Congregational Church 325 Rte. 87, Columbia, CT.
“Pre-Colonial Columbia – Eastern CT. Native People And Their Stone Artifacts”
Presented by Brian Jones, Ct. State Archaeologist & UCONN Professor
This Area’s True “First Families” : Their History & Lifeways
05/22/2016 – 2:00pm
Yeomans Hall 323 Rt. 87, Columbia CT
Presenter: Bev York, Windham Textile and History Museum educator and past director. Program Focus: Bev York tells the story of three phenomenal area families during the American Revolution: the Hales, the Huntingtons, & the Trumbulls.
10/15/2016 – 10:00am
Gazebo on the Green Rt 87, Columbia CT
Walktober Walk: “Architecture of Columbia Green” Led by Justin Holbrook (Rain Date October 16th)
10/16/2016 – 1:00pm
Old Yard Cemetery – Rt 87, Columbia CT
Walktober Walk – “The Colonial Ministers of Lebanon Crank” Led by Joan Hill (Rain Date October 14th)
10/30/2016 – 2:00pm
Yeomans Hall – 323 Rt 87, Columbia CT
“Death and Burial Customs in Early New England: The Corpses” Presented by Bev York
11/11/2016 – 10:00am
Yeomans Hall followed by Lunch at the Beckish Senior Center
“The WWI Diary of Dr. Jessie Weston Fisher” Presented by Bev York and Rick Spencer
04/02/2017 – 2:00pm
Yeomans Hall, 323 Rt 87, Columbia CT
Presented By Donna Baron
CHS Columbia Heritage Photo Project
From mid-19th century cased photographs (daguerreotypes, ambrotypes & tintypes) to 21st century digital files, family photographs are irreplaceable storehouses of memories.
Lebanon Historical Society Museum Director Donna Baron will lead a discussion of the most common photographic media used for family photos, the inherent preservation challenges with each format and the best practices for storage, display and long-term care.
This is a Free Public Program!
Refreshments will be served
04/23/2017 – 2:00pm
1st public photo scanning session for CHS Columbia Heritage Photo Project
With Joan Hill & Thomas Giroir.
04/28/2017 – 6:00pm
The Columbia Congregational Church 325 Rt. 87 Columbia, Ct. 06237
JOIN US FOR FUN, GOOD FOOD AND A FASCINATING PROGRAM.
BRING YOUR FAVORITE APPETIZER, MAIN DISH OR DESSERT.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
09/10/2017 – 11:00am
H.W. Porter School, Columbia CT. Rt. 66 across from the Fire Station
Join us for a great family event with food & beverages, 50/50 raffle, goodie bags, face painting & animal balloons. Sept 10th from 11am – 3pm.
Spectators FREE with FREE parking. Show vehicles/Motorcycles: $10 donation. Bring your cruise buddies & spread the word. 10 “Favorites” Trophy Categories. NO DOGS NO BURNOUTS or ALCOHOL.
Vehicle registration starts at 9am. Rain date Sept. 17
Benefit for: Columbia Rec Program Assistance Fund
CT Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Columbia Historic Preservation
09/23/2017 – 10:00am
Pavillion at Rec. Park, Columbia CT.
All Friendly Dogs and Owners Welcome or just Come and Have Fun.
Time 10:00 – 12:00, Registration is at 9:30
Enter Your Dog in one or More Categories:
The winner of each category will compete in best in show.
$2.00 for one category, $8.00 for Five categories, $13.00 for 10 categories.
Rain date – Saturday, Sept. 30th, 9:30 – 12
09/24/2017 – 2:00pm
Yeoman's Hall, Columbia
Dr. Ben. Franklin – entrepreneur, printer, author, scientist, inventor, statesman, ambassador and one of America’s Founding Fathers – was an extraordinary man in any century. To call him a “Renaissance Man” is an understatement. Join us to discover:
Why he became the most famous American in the 18th Century.
Why he never patented his inventions.
His ways to wealth and success as a businessman.
How he eliminated his competition.
His 1764 connection to Columbia, Ct.