Explore Columbus History

You can contribute to documenting Columbus’ history by noting the local landmarks–stores, notable homes, parks, churches, streetscapes–in your photos of Northwest Columbus. Bring your photos and documents to Trustee Cheryl Grossman. Cheryl is working with librarians from the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Columbus Metropolitan Library to scan your photos or other materials for inclusion in the digital collection of central Ohio history. You may have seen pictures from this collection on the popular Columbus Neighborhoods series on WOSU.

In addition to the pleasure of contributing to the documentation of our neighborhood, you will have a high-quality scan of your pictures or documents. Photographs degrade over time or can be lost due to fires or water damage, so take this opportunity to back up yours. You can also specify how, or if, your materials can be used or you may be able to donate entire collections to the library.