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 great Columbus tradition!

CHPT invites all young ladies in grades 9-12 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, January 14, 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 questions, call or text Melissa Parks at 713-444-9059. Be a part of this special program that is unique to Columbus! We look forward to seeing you there!