The Hilltop Historical Society was organized in 1986 to preserve and promote the history,
tradition and culture of the Hilltop area. We are members of the Ohio Preservation Council, The Ohio Association of Historical
Societies and Museums (OAHSM), The Ohio Historical Society and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Projects supported in the past include the Camp Chase Civil War Reenactment and Living History Reenactment:
preserving the Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital Artifacts, Walking Tour to Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery as part of the
Historic Hilltop Bean Dinner, The Olympic Torch Relays – 1995 and 2002 and the Jesse Owens Memorial Marker. In 1997
the HHS worked with the Franklinton Historical Society to clear the property and re-dedicate the Centennial Stone located
on the old Sullivant Property (State Hospital Property), The HHS has also written grants for and received 2 Longaberger
Initiative Historic Markers to commemorate historical sites; one was installed at the entrance to Camp Chase
Confederate Cemetery on Sullivant Avenue and the second was installed in the National Road Plaza
between the old and new Fire Stations 17.
The Board of Trustee Meetings are
held the first Monday of the month (Except July and August) at Crossroads United Methodist Church at 1100 S. Hague
Ave. at 7 PM. Anyone is welcome to attend the trustee meetings. Two general meetings
are held each year during the spring and fall when special programs are presented.