The majestic mausoleum that houses the remains of Thurston the Magician, mayors, tycoons and the brothers who started the Swisher Sweets Cigars company has been undergoing extensive preservation efforts. See how preserving the mausoleum is, in reality, preserving a way of life. Photos courtesy of: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Fred Pfening
What happens to forgotten cemeteries? This story examines the forces that change a cemetery, such as growing in size, being abandoned, being built over, or being removed or moved. Learn more about Columbus’ oldest cemeteries. Photos courtesy of: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio History Connection
Archaeologists look for Irish Immigrants who died of cholera while building the Ohio Canal. Then, we’ll take a look at the care and tending of the oldest cemeteries in Columbus, plus Green Lawn Abbey preservation.
Through our Curious Cbus project, an audience member asked, “Where is the cemetery on Cemetery Road in Hilliard?”