Kelton House Museum and Garden

The Kelton House Museum & Garden, located in the Town Street Historic District, interprets urban life and the decorative arts in Columbus, Ohio during the second half of the 19th century, largely through the collection of the Sophia and Fernando Cortez Kelton family. Reflecting the culturally diverse nature of the past and the present, the Museum preserves and develops its facility and collection, interprets local history, educates the community, and trains volunteers. The Museum provides a tangible representation of the mission of the Junior League of Columbus, Inc.

Adopted by the Junior League of Columbus, Inc. Board of Directors, January 1993.

Events at the Kelton House

Throughout the year, the Kelton House offers a variety of public events from teas to monthly historical talks. For more information about upcoming events, click here.

Hosting Your Special Event at the Kelton House

The Kelton House is available to host your office, work, networking, or personal events.  Weddings are also frequently hosted at the Kelton House.  For more information about hosting your event at the Kelton House, click here.

Sustaining the Museum- Donate Today!

In the year 2000, the Junior League of Columbus established the Junior League Kelton House Fund (Fund 1306) at the Columbus Foundation to provide long-term support for the operation of the Kelton House Museum & Garden. Your tax-deductible gift to this fund will help the Kelton House continue to serve the Columbus community through its education programs and preservation efforts.

The Kelton House receives no public funding and is entirely supported by income from admissions, space rental, Museum Shop income, gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations, along with the annual gift from the Junior League of Columbus.

Your gift can make a difference. Please consider a gift to the Junior League Kelton House Fund at the Columbus Foundation. Call either the Columbus Foundation (251-4000) or the Kelton House (464-2022) for more information.  Click here to become a Friend of Kelton House!