Latest Past Events

2021 History Forum and LAR Preservation Award Presentation

Stafford Opera House - Buddy Rau Room 425 Spring Street, Columbus

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, including extra-legal means,...

CHPT Lecture Series: Broadway Musicals

Stafford Opera House 425 Spring Street, Columbus

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...

Back to the Community Online Auction

The remnants of leaky roofs from the past have left their mark on the plaster of the 1886 Stafford Opera House. Funds from the Back to the Community online auction will directly benefit the Stafford Opera House Repair and Restore Fund and will pay for painting, plastering, and other needed repairs to this historic Texas...