Supporting Culture in our Community

Columbus Historical Preservation Trust is proud to host a variety of events throughout the year to encourage fun and fellowship within the community. Whether it’s a family-friendly movie night, presentation about local history, grand gala, or the annual dinner theater presentation, CHPT events are a wonderful way to make new memories or experience new things. CHPT events are open to the public and all are welcomed to attend.


Magnolia Belle Orientation


Be a Part of a Columbus Tradition!

CHPT invites all young ladies in grades 9-12 (including incoming freshmen) who attend Columbus High School or live within the Columbus ISD boundaries and are enrolled in a recognized educational program to attend the Magnolia Belle Orientation at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2023, at the Stafford Opera House.

Participants will learn the history of the program, the requirements to be a Magnolia Belle, as well as important pieces of Columbus’ history. Scholarship opportunities available for Magnolia Belles will also be discussed. Parents are welcome to attend.

To register to attend, email For more info and questions call Melissa Parks at (713) 444-9059 or Jo Helen Venglar at (979) 453-1578.