• From Slavery To The White House

    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!

    From Slavery To The White House

  • Pre-Colonial Columbia

    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

    Pre-Colonial Columbia

  • A Signer, A Painter, 3 Prisoners and A Spy

    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.

    A Signer, A Painter, 3 Prisoners and A Spy

  • Walktober Walk

    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)

    Walktober Walk

  • Walktober Walk

    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)

    Walktober Walk

  • The Corpses

    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

    The Corpses

  • Veterans Day

    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

    Veterans Day

  • THE COLUMBIA HERITAGE PHOTO PROJECT

    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

    THE COLUMBIA HERITAGE PHOTO PROJECT

  • 1st public photo scanning session for CHS Columbia Heritage Photo Project With Joan Hill & Thomas Giroir

    04/23/2017 – 2:00pm
    TBA

    1st public photo scanning session for CHS Columbia Heritage Photo Project

    With Joan Hill & Thomas Giroir.

    1st public photo scanning session for CHS Columbia Heritage Photo Project With Joan Hill & Thomas Giroir

  • THE COLUMBIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL POTLUCK SUPPER EVENT

    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.

    THE COLUMBIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL POTLUCK SUPPER EVENT

  • 2nd Annual Columbia Classic Car Show Cruise In

    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

    2nd Annual Columbia Classic Car Show Cruise In

  • The Columbia Community Dog Show

    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:

    Best Personality
    Bravest
    Best Tail
    Most Beautiful
    Most Peculiar
    Best Nose
    Happiest
    Best Ears

    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

    The Columbia Community Dog Show

  • VISIT WITH BEN FRANKLIN

    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.

    VISIT WITH BEN FRANKLIN