The mission of the Columbus Historical Society shall be accomplished through these objectives: To research, document, and collect the history of the Columbus metropolitan area by traditional historical methods, oral histories, and the most advanced technological means available. To disseminate, educate and promote the diverse histories of the Columbus metropolitan area through programs that arouse public interest and invite wide community participation. To publish books, monographs, documents, etc. with exacting scholarly standards. To identify and mark historic sites of the Columbus metropolitan area.To protect and preserve items, sites or properties of historic significance to the Columbus metropolitan area.To identify and acquire materials, artifacts, and information.To establish a base of operations, which includes a museum, library, office facilities, public meeting rooms, and serves as a repository of items of historic significance to the Columbus metropolitan area.To protect, preserve, and make accessible all property in the custody of the Columbus Historical Society. To cooperate with other historical societies, libraries, institutions, or organizations seeking our resources.