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Optional Events

We have a number of Optional Events planned for our 50th Reunion. Some are aimed at introducing our out-of-town classmates to the great changes in Columbus. Others are just for fun. You should be able to find something you or your guest would enjoy doing. (Hint: You may do one activity while your guest does another. Everyone is welcome!)

We have organized the Optional Events in four time periods: Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday at noon and Friday afternoon. Below are the events, a brief description, their time slots and class hosts. Important note: Some of these activities involve charges, which are indicated. Each classmate or guest will pay for him/herself at the door. (Hint: Bring cash or credit cards.)

Look over the list of activities below and then click here to register for the Optional Events you and your guest would like to join.


Thursday Afternoon, May 16 (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

Host Event Price
Ivy & Phil Harris

National Infantry Museum Tour
1775 Legacy Way, Columbus

Otis White

Walking tour of downtown Columbus
Heritage Park, W. 7th St., Columbus

Denise Brown

Tour of the Historic Rankin House and Ilges House
1440 2nd Ave., Columbus



Friday Morning, May 17 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Host Event Price
Eddie Fox

National Civil War Naval Museum Tour
1002 Victory Dr, Columbus

Allen Denham

Golf Outing at Country Club of Columbus
2610 Cherokee Ave, Columbus
(Starts at 9 a.m.)


Weyman Johnson
& Dewain Carroll

Tour of the Ma Rainey's House/History of the Blues
805 5th Ave, Columbus



Friday Noon, May 17 (12:30 to 3 p.m.)

Host Event Price
Twila Rhodes

Columbus Whitewater
1000 Bay Ave, Columbus
See what to wear.

Note: This may conflict with other morning or afternoon events



Friday Afternoon, May 17 (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

Host Event Price
Judy Hamilton

Backstage tours of Springer Opera House
and RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
103 10th St., Columbus


Mattie Hall
& Dewain Carroll

Preview of the CHS Desegregation History Project
Columbus State Univ. Downtown Campus


Made up your mind?  Click here to register for optional events.