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!
Wall of Honor Plaques for 2018 Inductees are Mounted
View their stories (along with previous honorees') in person at the entrance wall to our Municipal Services Center (3600 Tremont Road), or on our Wall of Honor page (scroll down for 2018)..
Recognizing Our TrollEy SPONSORS
We extend a heartfelt "THANK YOU!" to these businesses who are supporting our April 28th The 1918 Historic Trolley Tour of Upper Arlington, especially to Our Lead Sponsor, First Merchants Bank, and our Supporting Sponsors, The Wellington School and AAA Ohio Auto Club. Thank you too, Tremont Center Merchants and Crimson Cup, for the refreshments.
See all our sponsors here. As you frequent these businesses in our community, please let them know how much their investment in The Upper Arlington Historical Society is appreciated!
We also appreciate our many Trolley friends and those who supported our organization with their ticket purchase. Want to take the tour on Saturday, October 27, 2018? Sign up here to receive an email in September with information about ticket sales.
trial run for a new home research workshop
Thanks to all who attended our first ever Home Research Workshop on Saturday, April 14, 2018!
If you are curious about the history of your UA home and would like to be notified when we hold a future workshop, sign up for emails about future workshop dates here (most likely in the fall).
Kudos to UA Historical Society’s Cindy Holodnak and Joe Banicki for the many months they’ve spent pulling together this helpful workshop!
Congratulations to our History Book Committee!
On Monday, January 22, 2018, members of our History Book Committee, chaired by Sara Klein, were presented with the Community Enrichment Award during the State of the City event for their work on UA's centennial history book, “A Cherished Past, A Golden Future: Celebrating the First One Hundred Years of Upper Arlington.”
They also received recognition awards from the Ohio Senate, Ohio House of Representatives, and Governor Kasich. Find out how to get your copy.
the upper arlington historical society extends a "Thank you" to...
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.