"The Spirit of Community" Trolley Tour
Oct
14
9:00am 9:00am

"The Spirit of Community" Trolley Tour

When: Saturday, October 14th with tours at 9am and 11am (the 1pm tour time is no longer available)
Tour Length: approx. 75 minutes
Route: See tour route
Where: Tremont Center, near the First Merchants Bank location
Cost: $20 + tax for members; $25 + tax for non-members

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Participants will be learning about the development and growth of UA's neighborhoods, schools, parks, and business districts. Discover stories that have shaped the Upper Arlington community, receive an educational booklet containing several historic photos, and enjoy complimentary pre-tour snacks!

This tour is made possible in part thanks to the support of our Presenting Sponsor, First Merchants Bank, and our Supporting Sponsors, The Wine Bistro and The Wellington School. Please see all our important business sponsors here, and let them know you appreciate their contribution towards making Upper Arlington's history come alive.

Previous tours have sold out quickly, so buy your tickets today!

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Early Residents and Their Residences: A Historical Walking Tour of Upper Arlington's Historic District
Sep
17
1:30pm 1:30pm

Early Residents and Their Residences: A Historical Walking Tour of Upper Arlington's Historic District

Starting at Miller Park Library and ending in the NW corner of Miller Park, this tour discusses UA's first citizens and the general architectural styles popular a century ago, along with interesting facts about the development of our community.

This tour requires about 1 mile of walking and is also wheelchair / stroller-accessible.

A $5 donation per person is much appreciated. No registration is required; please just arrive at the Library approximately 15 minutes before the tour is to begin.

Miller Park Library
1901 Arlington Avenue
Upper Arlington, OH 43212

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May
21
3:00pm 3:00pm

Wall of Honor Ceremony

When: Sunday, May 21st , 3-5pm (presentation followed by a reception)
Where: Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road
All are welcome.

The City of Upper Arlington and Upper Arlington Historical Society are pleased to announce that John Austin Dunkel has been selected for induction into the Wall of Honor.

Mr. Dunkel (August 18, 1930 – February 6, 2011) was an Upper Arlington resident for 63 years dedicating a substantial part of his working life to the community he loved. A practicing attorney who rose through the ranks to become a senior attorney at Porter Wright Morris & Arther, LLP, Mr. Dunkel was best known locally for his time serving as Mayor and a member of City Council during the 1960s. He took it upon himself to challenge the Ohio State Legislature relative to a decades-old law regarding the governance of Ohio libraries. With the law overturned, his accomplishment set the stage for Upper Arlington to become independent of the Grandview Library and to establish its own library system. The Upper Arlington Library System has long been considered one of the jewels of this community. With branches on Tremont Road, at the Miller Park circle and on Lane Road, the UA Library celebrates 50 years of service in 2017.

 

John Austin Dunkel

John Austin Dunkel

The Wall Of Honor, found outside the Municipal Services Center, honors deceased Upper Arlington residents who contributed greatly to the city, state or nation, by his or her achievements.

The Wall Of Honor, found outside the Municipal Services Center, honors deceased Upper Arlington residents who contributed greatly to the city, state or nation, by his or her achievements.

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May
7
3:00pm 3:00pm

Miller Farm Celebration (& Carriage Step Unveiling)

When: Sunday, May 7th, 3-5pm
Where: Miller Park
All are welcome.
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Did you know that Upper Arlington sits on what was, in the early 1900s, James T. Miller's farmland? Through the estate of his granddaughter, Esther A. Miller, the City of Upper Arlington and The Upper Arlington Historical Society have uncovered a carriage step, used to mount horses and carriages, that was originally located on the farm. 

Please join us on May 7th as this carriage step and a new historical sign is unveiled at Miller Park near the library. There will be a brief dedication ceremony followed by food, fun, and entertainment. 

Horse and carriage at the Miller farm circa 1895 (Courtesy of UA Archives)

Horse and carriage at the Miller farm circa 1895 (Courtesy of UA Archives)

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