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Sweetheart Baskets Online Auction

Sweetheart Baskets Online Auction

Sweetheart Baskets: From Our Hearts to Yours Be a Sweetheart for the Stafford Opera House CHPT is contracting to restore and paint the Grand Hall. The remnants of leaky roofs from the past have left their mark on the plaster of this magnificent hall.Β Donations will make this much needed restoration project happen in early 2021,...

Magnolia Belles Presentation

Magnolia Belles Presentation

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

Magnolia Belles Presentation

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

Historic Properties Trolley Tours at MDF

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...

Annual Membership Meeting

Annual Membership Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the members of Columbus Historical Preservation Trust will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, as provided in Article IX of the Bylaws of the organization. All matters pertinent to the organization will be discussed.Β  New directors will be elected, and proposed changes to the Bylaws will be discussed and a...

Back to the Community Online Auction

Back to the Community Online Auction

The remnants of leaky roofs from the past have left their mark on the plaster of the 1886 Stafford Opera House. Funds from the Back to the Community online auction will directly benefit the Stafford Opera House Repair and Restore Fund and will pay for painting, plastering, and other needed repairs to this historic Texas...

CHPT Lecture Series: Broadway Musicals

CHPT Lecture Series: Broadway Musicals

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

2021 History Forum and LAR Preservation Award Presentation

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,...

Have Yourself a Tasty Little Holiday Online Auction

Have Yourself a Tasty Little Holiday Online Auction

The remnants of leaky roofs from the past have left their mark on the plaster of the 1886 Stafford Opera House. Funds from the Have Yourself a Tasty Little Holiday online auction will directly benefit the Stafford Opera House Repair and Restore Fund and will pay for painting, plastering, and other needed repairs to this...

Santa Soiree

Santa Soiree

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!Β  Please join us at the Santa Claus Museum on Sunday, November 28 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for the Santa Soiree! Β Holly Jolly Festive Fun! Mix and Mingle with Santa Live Musical Entertainment by Robert Sanders Adult Hot Chocolate Bar HeavyΒ Hors d’oeuvres Β Proceeds will fund maintenance and upkeep of...