The Columbus Historical Preservation Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history and culture of Columbus, TX. It is our unique heritage that makes Columbus a special place and CHPT strives to keep that history alive.

Columbus Historical Preservation Trust is dedicated to preserving Columbus’ past in order to build a stronger community today and for the future.

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Event Details and Ticketing


If you are a member of CHPT, thank you for your support. If you are not a member, we invite you to join us! Members receive special perks throughout the year, including discounts on venue rentals and opportunities to purchase tickets to our events before the general public.

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Venue Rental

Whether you’re hosting a small get-together or an over-the-top wedding extravaganza, the Columbus Historical Preservation Trust has a space perfect for your event.

Stafford Opera House Grand Hall: seats up to 350 guests

Buddy Rau Room: seats up to 125 guests

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Columbus: The City of Live Oaks and Live Folks

Columbus is steeped in rich history. From General Sam Houston’s “Old Three Hundred” settlers arriving in 1821 to the Runaway Scrape in 1836 and 25-year family feuds that led to shootouts in the city streets, there are so many interesting things to learn about this small Texas town nestled at the crossroads of I-10 and Hwy 71 along the Colorado River.

Step back in time when touring the historic properties owned and managed by CHPT. Full of charm and stories of yesteryear, these buildings have wonderful secrets to tell.