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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)..

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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.


We extend a heartfelt "THANK YOU!" to these businesses who are supporting our 2016-2017 Spirit of Community trolley tours, especially to Our Lead Sponsor, First Merchants Bank, and our Supporting Sponsors, The Wellington School and The Wine Bistro.  

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!

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Sunday, September 17, 2017 was a great day to walk around UA's Historic District and learn from our guides - Kristin Greenberg and Cindy Holodnak - about some of our 'Early Residents and Their Residences'!

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers - Kate Frawley Brody and Liz Rothermich - for your help. Thanks also to the always helpful Miller Park Library staff!

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Thanks to all who participated in our May 7, 2017 dedication celebration at Miller Park!

This carriage step is an original historic artifact from the Miller farm. A large portion of this farmland was purchased by King & Ben Thompson in 1913 in order to develop Upper Arlington. Learn more about the step, the Miller family, and the pavers that frame the step from the permanent display sign at Miller Park.

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What a Gem of a morning!

Over 25 members of the Upper Arlington Historical Society and their guests enjoyed a special presentation from Dick Argo on Saturday, January 28th, 2017, in the Argo & Lehne Jewelers showroom, at 3100 Tremont Road. Dick recalled the history of Argo & Lehne in the Columbus area, his involvement in the business, and overall trends in jewelry over the years.  

Thanks to Michelle Berger and Jane Jentgen for coordinating this free-of-charge event for members. See this blog for more details about the event and Argo & Lehne's history.

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