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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House Museum and Garden Announces
The Museum in Holiday Splendor
The spirit of the 19th century comes alive through a display of beautiful
Christmas ornaments and decorations from the Michael Girard collection.
See feather trees, handcrafted and glass ornaments and scenic cardboard
villages. Learn how the image of Santa Claus has evolved through the years.
a 19th century Christmas in a grand 19th century home.
Kelton House Museum will present The
Museum in Holiday Splendor from December
1 through January 4 at the Kelton House Museum and Garden, 586
E. Town Street, Columbus. The Museum is open Monday through Friday,
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Group tours are available
on Saturdays by appointment. Admission is $6/adult, $5/senior, $2/children
is available in the Museum parking lot on Franklin Avenue near the corner
of Franklin and Lester Drive.
Museum will also be open on Saturday, December
7, 12 noon - 4 p.m. as part of the Discovery District StopAround.
Trolley service will be available to transport visitors to locales throughout
the Discovery District. Admission to the Discovery District StopAround
Museum is closed on December 25 and Jarnuary 1.
For more information, please call 614-464-2022.
here to support the Kelton House
by joining The Friends of Kelton House.