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.

CHPT is excited to announce it is expanding the Santa Claus Museum in order to add new collections and upgrade the existing building. Renovations are underway to make room for new Santa collections, the first being from the private collection of Kay Potter. To liven the exterior of the museum, a mural by Doreen Vail will also be added. Bigger and better things are heading our way in 2023!


In order to finance the expansion, we are hosting a Giving Tuesday Campaign, which will run through the end of 2022. All support received from the Giving Tuesday Campaign will be used to fund the Santa Claus Museum expansion. Click here to support the Santa Claus Museum.


Book Signing at the Santa Claus Museum

Author Fawn Young will be hosting a book signing at the Santa Claus Museum on Saturday, December 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. She will be signing and selling her children’s chapter book “The Legend of the Old Man”.

The Santa Claus Museum is located at 604 Washington in Columbus, TX.