2019 Wall of honor induction ceremony
The City of Upper Arlington and the Upper Arlington Historical Society were pleased to honor Lawrence E. Hughes and Blaine T Sickles on May 19, 2019. Several notable friends and family members gave moving tributes to these accomplished men.
To be considered for the Wall of Honor, a person must meet three criteria: He or she must be deceased; must have lived in Upper Arlington for part of his/her life; and must have made a significant contribution to the city, the state and/or the nation. Honorees are recognized via permanent bronze plaques on the “Wall of Honor” located on the plaza in front of the Municipal Services Center. View more information about these and previous nominees.
uncovering our hidden history: housing patterns through the 1960’s
centennial plaza and history walk unveiled
On July 4, 2018, in honor of our city's centennial celebration, Upper Arlington dedicated the Centennial Plaza and History Walk at Northam Park. After years of planning and soliciting private funding, the Centennial Task Force realized their vision of creating a lasting memorial to this historic year.
The Upper Arlington Historical Society was an integral part of creating the 11-sign History Walk, through which visitors can learn basic facts about our community's beginnings.
Many Thanks for Your Service
The Trustees of the Upper Arlington Historical Society would like to extend their many, many thanks to the long-term service of Charlie Groezinger as our fearless President and to Erik Yassenoff in his role of Vice-President and chair of the Wall of Honor program. Both Charlie and Erik have resigned from their posts and will be missed greatly.
Welcome to our new President, Brendan King, and our new Vice-President (and Treasurer), Ed Seidel. We look forward to many new and exciting activities under your leadership!
the upper arlington historical society extends a "Thank you" to...
Anne Ralph, for her short but impactful member of our Board. Thanks for your never-waning enthusiasm.
Matt Prescott, for his two years as a valued member of our Board. Thanks for your contributions!
Sara Klein, for her tremendous leadership for the Centennial book project and the many contributions she made to the Historical Society while on the Board of Trustees. Good luck, Sara!
Jane Jentgen, for providing outstanding leadership and service to the Society in her role as Events Chair. We wish her well in her new work endeavors.
Jeff Prescott, for dedicating his time and talents to jump-starting our new website process.