Magnolia Belles Presentation

Stafford Opera House - Grand Hall 425 Spring Street, Columbus, TX

The community is invited to the Grand Hall of the Stafford Opera House on Friday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. for the presentation of the 2021 Magnolia Belles. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Magnolia Belles Presentation

Colorado County Courthouse 400 Spring Street, Columbus, TX

The community is invited to the Courthouse Square on Saturday, May 15 at 1:00 p.m. for the presentation of the 2021 Magnolia Belles. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Historic Properties Trolley Tours at MDF

Stafford Opera House 425 Spring Street, Columbus, TX

During the 2021 Magnolia Days Festival, guests may take a self-guided walking tour or guided trolley tour to view many of Columbus’ historic properties. Trolley tours will depart at the top of the hour starting at 2:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. Some of the properties on the tour include: 1886 Stafford Opera House Dilue Rose...

CHPT Lecture Series: Broadway Musicals

Stafford Opera House 425 Spring Street, Columbus, TX

Join CHPT on Friday, September 24 for π‘ͺ𝑯𝑷𝑻 𝑳𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 π‘Ίπ’†π’“π’Šπ’†π’”: π‘©π’“π’π’‚π’…π’˜π’‚π’š π‘΄π’–π’”π’Šπ’„π’‚π’π’”. Debra Dickinson, Professor of Opera Studies at Rice University, will present a fascinating talk on the Broadway musicals of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. She will discuss the lives and works of this charismatic duo, including tales from her experience of performing...

2021 History Forum and LAR Preservation Award Presentation

Stafford Opera House - Buddy Rau Room 425 Spring Street, Columbus, TX

Two family names have come to be associated with the violence that plagued Colorado County, Texas, for decades after the end of the Civil War: the Townsends and the Staffords. Both prominent families amassed wealth and achieved status, but it was their resolve to hold on to both, by whatever means necessary, including extra-legal means,...