Events 2019-06-10T19:32:42+00:00

June 8, 2019

The Magnolia Belles are ambassadors of goodwill for CHPT and the City of Columbus. The first Magnolia Belles were presented in 1964 and are an important part of the Magnolia Days Festival. They add a touch of Southern grace and antebellum nostalgia to the festival and historic properties on tour.

We invite young ladies in grades 9-12 who attend Columbus High School or live within the Columbus ISD boundaries and are enrolled in a recognized educational program to attend Belle Orientation. Participants will learn the history of the program and the requirements to be a Magnolia Belle. If weather permits, we will tour the CHPT properties

Belle Orientation will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Buddy Rau Room of the Stafford Opera House. All young ladies in high school, including incoming freshmen for the ’19-’20 school year, interested in being a Belle their senior year are invited to attend. Parents are welcome. Be a part of an important part of Columbus’ history!

For questions, call 979-732-5135 or 713-444-9059.


June 22, 2019

Dig out your glad rags and shine your Mary Janes…. it’s a Speakeasy at the Stafford Opera House!

All dishes, dames, and big cheeses are invited to The Gilded Magnolia Gala on Saturday, June 22 for a night of rip-roarin’ Prohibition Era fun and frivolity….all for a great cause!

Enjoy a delicious meal and 1920’s-themed giggle water. Dance the night away to live music from The Grateful Geezers. Bid on fantastic items in our live and silent auctions. Try your luck in one of many bucket raffles. As far as parties go, The Gilded Magnolia Gala is the bee’s knees!

Individual tickets are $75 and tables of 8 are $700. To sponsor the event, please click here. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Guests dressing in 1920’s attire will receive an extra ticket for the bucket raffles. Secret password required for entry will be emailed to all ticketed guests the week of the event. We don’t want to be nailed by the fuzz so keep it quiet, savvy?

Don’t be a wet blanket…buy your ticket to The Gilded Magnolia Gala today!


August 17, 2019

Oh those summer nights…tell us more, tell us more!

All hip cats are invited to join CHPT on Saturday, August 17 for “It’s Electrifying!” Sing-A-Long Movie Party. We’ll screen Grease in the Buddy Rau Room of the Stafford Opera House where guests can sing along with Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, Zuko, and the whole gang while chowing down on delicious hot dogs with all the fixings, popcorn, and pretzels. Cold and creamy Coke floats will finish off the meal for a perfect 50’s diner throwback! A cash bar will be open selling beer and wine, lemonade, and a surprise 50’s-inspired specialty drink.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. We start the flick at 7:00 p.m. Adult admission is $12 and ankle-biters (under 18) are just $5. It’ll be peachy keen, jelly bean!

Costumes are encouraged so get out those poodle skirts and Pink Ladies jackets! Slick back your hair and stay cool, Daddy-o…we’ll see you at “It’s Electrifying!” Sing-A-Long Movie Party!

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