Museum of local history pops up during Holidayville

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

The phrase "one day only!" is often shouted from TV screens and plastered on store windows. Now, the Clintonville Historical Society is trying it out on a museum.

The society will host a one-day temporary museum showcasing the history of the neighborhood Sunday, Dec. 8, during Experience Clintonville's HolidayVille event.

The museum will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on the ground floor of 3468 N. High St.

Exhibits will be set up by neighborhood region, said society President Mary Rodgers. They are: Olentangy Park, from Arcadia Avenue to Weber Road; Old Clintonville, from Weber Road to Brevoort Road; Indian Springs, from Brevoort Road to Weishiemer Road; Locust Grove, from Weis-hiemer Road to Morse Road; and South Worthington, from Morse Road to the Worthington city limits.

"This setup will allow visitors to learn more about the overall Clintonville area while targeting their specific part of the neighborhood," Rodgers said in an announcement.

In addition to the exhibits, the society will host three workshops that same afternoon:

* How to Research the History of Your Home.

* Archaeology 101.

* General History of Clintonville.

The latter workshop will take the form of a trolley tour of the community that will begin at 11 a.m., conducted by Rodgers. The tour will be limited to 20 guests. The $10 fee includes admission to the museum following the completion of the tour. Members of the society receive a $5 discount.

Advance tickets are required and reservations may be made by calling Rodgers at 614-657-6854.

The Archaeology 101 workshop will be led by archaeologist and Clintonville resident Catherine "Catie" Gullett. The 2:30 p.m. workshop will focus on the excavation of an Adena fort and mound near the intersection of Glenmont Road and Indianola Avenue.

The workshop on researching a home's history will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. by Bonnie Chandler, a member of the history and genealogy division of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

The cost for these workshops is $5 a person, $2 for society members.

Admission to the museum is a suggested donation of $1, with members admitted free of charge.

Members of the Clintonville Historical Society are invited to a free preview of the museum from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.

To become a member of the Clintonville Historical Society, send a note including name, address, telephone number and email address, if applicable, along with a check for annual dues payable to the Clintonville Historical Society to P.O. Box 14315, Columbus 43214.

Annual membership dues are $20 a person, $25 for a family, $15 for senior citizens and students.

HolidayVille will center around Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe, 4784 N. High St.

Activities at Mozart's will include a visit from Santa and community carolers. Visitors may win raffle prizes from participating businesses.

Weiland's Gourmet Market will sponsor trolley rides throughout the day to transport shoppers on North High Street and Indianola Avenue.

HolidayVille will conclude at 4 p.m. Dec. 8, leaving residents time to attend other events that evening, including the Clintonville Community Choir holiday concert, set for 4 p.m. at North International High School, 100 Arcadia Ave., and the annual Clintonville Rotary Club tree-lighting, set for 7 p.m. at Whetstone Park.