sense of place kept the Kelton family in their grand
Victorian townhouse for over 150 years. That attachment laid the foundation
for a museum that features an extraordinary continuity of documents and
furnishings associated with one Columbus family and their graceful, engaging
way of life.
Kelton House Museum & Garden Mission Statement
Adopted in 1993
by the Junior League of Columbus,
he Kelton House Museum & Garden, located in the East Town Street
Historic District, interprets urban life and the decorative arts in Columbus,
Ohio during the second half of the 19th century, largely through the collection
of the Sophia and Fernando Cortez Kelton family.
eflecting the culturally diverse
nature of the past and present, the Museum preserves and develops its
facility and collections, interprets local history, educates the community
and trains volunteers. The Museum provides a tangible representation of
the mission of the Junior League of Columbus, Inc.
Columbus History & the Decorative Arts
Museum of 19th Century Life
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