The Garden Manor
the Dr. Lewis M. Early house c. 1895
Local Attractions

Franklin Park Conservatory
Built in 1895, Franklin Park Conservatory is located less then 1 mile from the Garden Manor. It is a premier horticultural and educational
institution showcasing exotic plant collections, special exhibitions,
and a signature collection of work by glass artist Dale Chihuly, and
a permanent light installation by James Turrell.

(800) 214-7275 

Columbus Museum of Art

To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum
February 13 - June 7, 2009

Life after death was one of the primary cultural beliefs through thousands of years of Egyptian civilization. The ancient Egyptians regarded death as an enemy who could be defeated through luck and proper preparation. To Live Forever draws on important ancient Egyptian monuments of beauty and significance from the superb collection of the Brooklyn Museum to illustrate Egyptian strategies for defeating death and living forever. This exhibition includes some 109 works including some of the greatest masterworks of the Egyptian artistic tradition.

To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum is sponsored by Huntington Bank.

The LINCOLN Theatre
On October 16, 2007, the Lincoln Theatre Association celebrated the launch of a $12 million construction project to restore The Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) to its former glory. A Columbus landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Lincoln Theatre originally opened its doors on November 26, 1928 as the Ogden Theatre and Ballroom. The Lincoln Theatre celebrates its grand reopening May 28th 2009. Maurice Hines, legendary actor, singer, dancer, director and choreographer, has been retained as Artistic Director.

The 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.

Thurber House
Listed on the National Register of Historic places, Thurber House was the home of author, humorist, and New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber and his family when Thurber was a student at The Ohio State University. Thurber House opened in 1984 as a non-profit literary center and museum of Thurber materials. Thurber House is a living museum. We allow visitors to experience Thurber's life by becoming a guest of the Thurber family. While in the house museum, visitors are invited to sit on the chairs, play a tune on the downstairs piano, touch the typewriter that was Thurber's while he was at the New Yorker, and become a part of literary history. 

Columbus Association for the Preforming Arts
Founded in 1969, CAPA has achieved international recognition for the diversity of its performing arts and entertainment programming, its dramatic restoration of historic theatres, its excellence in facility management, and its contributions to quality of life and vibrant downtowns. CAPA's restoration of the Ohio Theatre (Columbus), the 1928 movie house which it saved from the wrecking ball in 1969, is celebrated as a vanguard achievement in the field of theatre rehabilitation and downtown redevelopment. In addition to the Ohio Theatre (now a National Historic Landmark and the "Official Theatre for the State of Ohio"), CAPA owns and operates the Palace Theatre (1926) and Southern Theatre (1896), which reopened in 1998 following its dramatic, $10 million CAPA-led restoration and modernization. 

COSI (Center of Science & Industry)
COSI opened to the public on March 29,1964.  That first day, an Easter Sunday, COSI welcomed more than 5,000 guests, who paid 50 cents for an adult and 25 cents for a youth admission. After 35 years in Memorial Hall, COSI moved to its current location in downtown Columbus at 333 West Broad Street on November 6, 1999.  Internationally renowned architect Arata Isozaki designed the 320,000 square foot building to showcase the future of COSI.  Since 1964, COSI has welcomed nearly 19 million visitors from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries.

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