Help Support the Historical Society

As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on dues, donations, and volunteers to continue our work to Discover, Preserve, and Celebrate the history of Upper Arlington. Membership is open to all; you don't have to be a current resident to join.

 

Past Meet-n-Greet event for members at the Chef-O-Nette, with history talk by owner, Harlan Howard.

Past Meet-n-Greet event for members at the Chef-O-Nette, with history talk by owner, Harlan Howard.

Become a Member

With new member-only events, member discounts, and the upcoming Centennial celebration in UA, there has never been a better time to join the Upper Arlington Historical Society. 

Join today either:
1) Online with PayPal
OR
2) With a personal check by filling out the membership application and returning it to the Upper Arlington Historical Society, 2800 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221.

You will begin receiving our quarterly newsletter, emails about upcoming events, and invites to Society activities. In addition, you will be supporting an important community resource.


Make a Donation

In addition to membership dues, the Upper Arlington Historical Society relies upon donations of all sizes to ensure our rich history is preserved and celebrated for generations to come. Please feel free to gift any amount you see fit. Donors of $100 or more will be recognized as "Benefactors" of the Society.

See our 2017 Society Benefactor list here. Thank you to all our supporters!

If you wish to donate towards a specific item, please email info@uahistory.org to inquire about our latest needs. Recent purchases have included a portable sound system for tour leaders, stamps for mailings, and more.

This new tri-fold display board and table skirting was purchased using funds generously donated by John & Kate Brody. 

This new tri-fold display board and table skirting was purchased using funds generously donated by John & Kate Brody. 


The "helpers" are all smiles after a successful Historic District walking tour.

The "helpers" are all smiles after a successful Historic District walking tour.

Volunteer

Looking to get involved? We always welcome volunteers!

Current opportunities include:

  • Event planning, staffing (Annual Meeting, Taste of UA, etc.)
  • Fundraising (Trolley Tour planning, merchandise sales)
  • Oral Histories (recording, transcribing)
  • Communications (contributing to newsletter, photography, social media efforts)
  • Archives (cataloging new donations)
  • Preservation Committee (documenting homes in the historic district that are threatened with demolition, encouraging donations to our archives)

For more information, email us at info@uahistory.org.


DONATE HISTORICAL ITEMS

If you have items of historical value to the Upper Arlington Historical Society (i.e. old Norwester Magazines, newspaper ads, items relating to the King Thompson Co.) that you would like to donate, please contact us as at info@uahistory.org.

In addition, the Upper Arlington library occasionally holds "Digitization Days" for local organizations and residents to bring in items that have historical significance, but with which they do not want to physically donate. Images of these items are scanned and noted for their historical significance. If you wish to participate in one of these scanning days, please let us know at the email address above.

 

One of the most fascinating items received on a  "digitization day" came from Betty Atkinson, whose husband, Herschel  Atkinson, Jr., was a former Upper Arlington mayor. In addition to his mayoral badge, she brought in this badge from when he was a constable in the Village of UA. (Courtesy of UA Archives.)

One of the most fascinating items received on a  "digitization day" came from Betty Atkinson, whose husband, Herschel  Atkinson, Jr., was a former Upper Arlington mayor. In addition to his mayoral badge, she brought in this badge from when he was a constable in the Village of UA. (Courtesy of UA Archives.)