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Trailblazers – Central Ohio Fire Museum Tour
March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Thursday, March 16th
The museum was founded in 1983 by a group of Columbus firefighters who wanted to preserve firefighting history. They formed a non-profit group that same year, the “Columbus Ohio Fire Fighter’s Museum” (their actual legal name). They were able to lease the current building from the city after the station was closed in 1982. It took 20 years of work and fundraising to get the museum open. It took about $900,000 to restore the outside of the building to its original look and renovate the first floor. The museum opened to the public in 2002 as a tribute to our firefighter’s past, present, and future. Through a collection of hand-drawn, horse-drawn, and motorized fire apparatus, visitors can retrace the steps of firefighters and learn about their day-to-day lives in the engine house. All guests are also offered a chance to participate in age-appropriate fire safety education.
There is limited parking at the museum for those who wish to drive. We also will have the King Avenue bus to transport us to the museum. Be at the parking lot of the church by 12:30 for a ride to the museum, which is located at 260 N. Fourth St.
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