Category Archives: Columbus School for Girls

What Would Martius Have Worn If I Had Been A Fourth-Grader In Prague?

Becoming a fourth-grader at Columbus School for Girls was a big deal, mostly because of the legendary teacher who presided over the classroom at the end of the hall. From 1963 until her retirement in the early 1990s, Dorothy Sehring … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Looked Much Better Than The One I Drew For Dr. Rogers

Say the words “Map Test” to anyone who took Dr. Rogers’ English History class during her freshman year at Columbus School for Girls, and she’ll likely remember having to mark the precise location of several cities and important landmarks on … Continue reading

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See a Hocking Valley Picnic, Spotted Dahlias and a Famous Farm Girl in “100 Years of Art: Celebrating Columbus’ Legacy”

Seeing “100 Years of Art: Celebrating Columbus’ Legacy” at the Riffe Gallery has been on my to-do list for weeks. When I read a post on the Ohio Historical Society Collections Blog that “Hocking Valley Picnic,” a painting from the … Continue reading

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The Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity’s Heritage Museum Is a Paradise for Victorian Throwbacks

Whenever I pass the Italianate building located at 530 East Town Street in downtown Columbus, I admire the beautiful ornamental iron surrounding the front door and the elegantly carved stone that surrounds its eyebrow windows. Yesterday, I finally went inside … Continue reading

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Heinmiller Artifacts at the Ohio History Center: Uncle Henry’s Helmet and Fireman’s Speaking Trumpet, Henrietta’s Diamond Ring, a Heinmiller Grocery Store Bill Holder, and Ruth’s Photograph Album

There are some Heinmiller family objects in the Ohio Historical Society’s collection. Yesterday, Cliff, a history curator at the Society, showed a few of them to us. The helmet that Henry Heinmiller wore as chief engineer of the Columbus Fire Department … Continue reading

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There May Be Hundreds of Heinmillers, But There’s Only One “Uncle Henry”

There are hundreds of Heinmillers in my family tree, but my “Uncle Henry” is the one I would have most enjoyed knowing. Henry Heinmiller was born on June 11, 1842 in Columbus, Ohio. One of John Conrad and Elizabeth Battenfeld … Continue reading

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For This CSG Girl, Summer Officially Begins with a Peony Bouquet, “Vacation Song” and the Summer Reading List

As the school year comes to a close, I’ve been thinking about the end-of-the-year awards ceremonies at CSG. As we filed into the gym each year, our anticipation increased. Who would win the cups, trophies and awards recognizing our hard … Continue reading

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