Welcome to the
Hilltop Historical Society!
The Hilltop Historical Society was founded in 1986 to promote the history of the Hilltop
Area of Columbus, Ohio
We have lost
one of the founders of the Hilltop Historical Society. She was the historian of the Hilltop
Lois Ann Neff
April 22, 1938
Died: March 16, 2016
John Ward displays his historical artifacts related to President William McKinley.
John had just made a presentation to the Hilltop Historical Society about the life of President William McKinley. He traced
his life from being a Private with the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Chase till his assassination.
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The Hilltop Historical Society in partnership with the Civil Air Patrol laid wreaths at Camp Chase confederate
Cemetery as part of the National wreaths Across America Program
May 20, 2015
Our local Girl Scout Troops once again put out
American Flags on all the graves for Memorial Day as they have done for over 20 years.
News Release on putting out flags
Free Pizza thanks to the American Legion
50 year old 1ST Day Cover from April 1965
Lincoln Funeral Train Presentation:
to John Ward for his excellent presentation on the Lincoln FUneral Train and other Lincoln history
Lincoln Funeral Train in Columbus on April 29, 1865
John's ancestor who blew Taps at service in Springfield IL
The VA has installed a interpretive marker at Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery at the base of the flag
The Ohio National Road Association unveiled a Camp Chase
Interpretive sign in front of the Westgate Masonic Temple at 2925 West Broad Street on September 6th. This is the site of
the main entrance to Camp Chase.
Columbus Dispatch video about Camp Chase and Wreath Laying. Learn how we respect and remember those who are buried there.