Welcome to the Historical Society

Welcome to the website of the New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society. New Albany and the surrounding Plain Township are located in Franklin County, just northeast of Columbus, Ohio.

Regular Society meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month.

The NAPTHS was founded in 1975 to bring together people interested in local history and to help members of the community achieve an understanding of this history through the collection and preservation of artifacts, documents, and oral accounts. The NAPTHS is committed to preserving and documenting our local history for future generations, at a time when Plain Township is rapidly evolving from rural farming community to upscale suburb.

Some examples of the Society’s activities are participation in the annual Founders Day Celebration (started by the Historical Society in 1976 as part of the nation’s Bicentennial), school and club tours of the Ealy House Museum, helping with high school student community-service requirements and senior seminars, and the creation of a Heritage Quilt depicting 1800s-era Plain Township in folk art applique. We invite you to browse these pages, read our newsletter, come to our meetings and events, and get involved. There are many volunteer opportunities and we welcome your interest and participation!