Ohio History Connection’s most recently designated historic site — the Poindexter Village Museum & Cultural Center — is the focus of Conestoga’s annual fund-raiser on
Saturday, April 29 at the King Arts Complex in Columbus from 3 to 6 p.m.
Located in Columbus’ Near East Side, Poindexter Village was dedicated in 1940 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as one of the first public housing projects in the United States. The apartment complex was named in honor of local community leader and abolitionist, the Rev. James Poindexter. We hope you’ll join us as we raise funds to collectively invest in the creation of a museum and cultural learning center that portrays the history of this close-knit Black community — what it was, what it did and what it stood for — to ensure it is not lost. Once completed, visitors to the two remaining historical buildings at the site will gain an understanding and appreciation of the significance of Poindexter Village in the rich history of the African American community — not just in Columbus but in Ohio — and its place in the national story of the Great Migration. Joining in partnership with Conestoga in this fundraising endeavor is the James Preston Poindexter Foundation. Please mark your calendar for April 29 and join us as we raise funds for this historic undertaking! For ticket information, call 614-297-2320.
Who: Conestoga, in partnership with the James Preston Poindexter Foundation
What: Annual Fund-Raiser
Where: King Arts Complex (KAC), 835 Mt. Vernon Ave on Columbus' Near East Side
When: Saturday, April 29, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Why: To support the creation of the Poindexter Village Museum & Cultural Center
And, most importantly, here are ways you can help:
If you have something you’d like to donate, just contact Laura Ecklar at 614-581-2268 email@example.com to arrange for pick-up. The deadline for receipt of Raffle Package items is March 1.
All gifts qualify for the IRS tax deduction. All checks should be made payable to the Ohio History Connection and mailed to Abby Reynolds, OHC Development Officer, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211-2474. To donate via credit card, please contact Abby at (614) 297-2320.
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