THE HISTORY OF COLUMBUS DID NOT BEGIN IN 1812


THE HISTORY OF COLUMBUS DID NOT BEGIN IN 1812

The Columbus Historical Society has a great new exhibit at COSI celebrating the bicentennial of the City of Columbus.
The Ohio Historical Society contributed a number of artifacts to the exhibit, including a 9,000-year-old flint spear point and a 1,000-year-old pottery vessel both found in the vicinity of Columbus.

These ancient tools remind us the history of Columbus did not begin in 1812. In fact, it began long before the citys namesake, Christopher Columbus, is said to have discovered America. American Indians and their ancestors have been living here for more than 13,000 years and Columbus was their home long before it was ours!

We thank the Columbus Historical Society for acknowledging our ancient American Indian heritage in their new exhibit! And we are proud to have played a small part in telling this important part of the story.For more information about the Columbus Historical Society and the COSI exhibit, check out the CHS webpage:

http://www.columbushistory.org/

Posted February 19, 2012
Topics: Archaeology

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