From: susan keeny <email@example.com>
Subject: upcoming workshop
As we continue our discussion about NECKO, Dennison Place and The Circles becoming a local historic district, we wanted to let you know about an upcoming workshop that may be of interest to all district residents. Columbus Landmarks has a wealth of information and can be a wonderful resource for us. See below:
Columbus Landmarks Foundation and Columbus Metropolitan Library's Local History & Genealogy Division are partnering to present a free workshop on how to date your house and learn its history. Unless you happen to be a descendant of the original owner, tracing the history of an older house can be a complex web. Factor in the challenge here in Franklin County of an 1879 courthouse fire that destroyed many property records and sleuthing can become a challenge! In fact, if your house is dated 1910 or 1920 on the Franklin County Auditor's website, it very well could be older.
Expert researchers at the workshop will teach you the tricks of the trade to become your own architectural historian … or sleuth! Even if your house is newer or you think you know its date, this workshop will help fill in any blanks about its prior residents and your neighborhood's history.
Workshop participants whose homes are 50 years old or older are eligible to enter a drawing to win a free Columbus Landmarks Foundation house plaque customized with the year their house was built and to have their house listed in Columbus Landmarks' new old house registry!
The Date Your House Workshop is limited to 30 participants and will be offered twice. Please register in advance.
Saturday, February 27 10 a.m. to noon
Sunday, February 28 from 2-4 p.m.
Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library Whitehall Branch, 4371 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213
NOTE: With your registration, please include the complete address of the home you wish to research so that we can locate helpful resources before the workshop.