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.



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 Guenevere in Camelot opposite both Richard Burton and Richard Harris.

Adult admission is $20 and child/student admission is $10. Tickets may be purchased online through September 22 or in the Chamber office during regular business hours. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.

CHPT Lecture Series: Broadway Musicals is proudly sponsored by AL&M Building Supply.


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, that sparked the feud.

James Kearney, author ofΒ No Hope for Heaven, No Fear of Hell: The Stafford-Townsend Feud of Colorado County, Texas, 1871-1911, will lead the interesting presentation.Β 

Afterwards, the 2020 and 2021 winners of the Laura Ann Rau Preservation Award will be announced.