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.


Hop Into Spring Online Auction


Shake off the winter blues and get ready for Spring!

CHPT is hosting a “Hop Into Spring” Online Auction from March 22-26 to raise funds for the ongoing Stafford Opera House “Repair and Restore Project”. Money raised from this online auction will allow CHPT to afford much-needed building repairs to the exterior of the building. More than 40 Spring-inspired items donated by local businesses and community members will be up for grabs. Included are fun and festive home décor items, delicious homemade treats, unique dining experiences, and other items to welcome sunnier days.

The auction catalog will be available for viewing on Monday, March 13 at 8:00 a.m. Bidding will open at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, and will close at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. To view the auction catalog, visit To bid, create a user account via the online auction site. Guests can also sign up to receive email notifications to keep up to date with newly added auction items or outbid notices. There is no cost to create an account or view the auction catalog.