125 Anniversary of the Columbia Club
April 8 –
*1910 – 1920 Decades Dinner – Harrison Room
Travel back in time as the Club celebrates a different decade each month! Enjoy a special 3 course dinner created by Chef Rolf and his culinary team with BOGO pricing (Buy one meal at regular price, get the second meal for the celebratory decade price). Come early for cocktails and enjoy live entertainment in the Lobby.
May 18 –
Antique Car Show
Location: Outdoors and Grand Lobby
The Columbia Club will host an antique car show with a cookout and band in the club’s quadrant on the Circle. Members, guests and the public are welcome to view the history of the automobile – and how it has changed with the club.
June 28 –
Reenactment of the Harrison Marching Society and Ice Cream Social
Location: Grand Lobby
Cost: $25 Donation required to the Harrison Home
In celebration of the Club and President Harrison, everyone is invited to participate in a march from the Clubhouse to the Benjamin Harrison Home, just as Columbians did in the late 1880s. Learn about the history of Indianapolis and how President Harrison and the club helped defined our city. Enjoy an ice cream social on a hot summer day.
July 16 –
If Tables Could Talk
Columbians will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and readings from “If Tables Could Talk” by the Club’s Past Presidents. Get the insider scoop on the club and its famous and sometimes infamous guests.
August 23 –
Benjamin Harrison’s Birthday Formal Dinner/Dance
Cost: $125 Inclusive
Celebrate President Harrison’s birthday as only a Columbian can. Enjoy an evening of personalities, dancing, and a formal four course dinner. Black tie preferred. Happy Birthday Mr. President.
September (Date TBD) –
125th Celebration at The Cabaret
Location: Crystal Terrace
Enjoy an evening of music and laughs at The Cabaret.
November 1 –
Harrison’s Halloween Party
Columbians are encouraged to celebrate Halloween with wardrobes from the past 125 years. Enjoy drinks, dancing and camaraderie.
November 15 –
Harrison Society Holiday Crawl – 125 Toys for Tots
Location: Club, Downtown
Dress in your favorite holiday garb and join the Harrison Society in their 3rd Annual Holiday Crawl benefiting Toys for Tots. Goal: 125 Toys
December 31 –
New Year’s Eve Celebration with a tribute to Hoagy Carmichael
Cost: $150 Inclusive
Happy New Year! Ring in 2015 with a Hoagy Carmichael tribute. Enjoy an evening of elegance, sophistication and Stardust memories.
January (Date TBD) 2015 –
Come to the Columbia Club for a Speakeasy/Vegas twist and a glass of “Rentschler’s Bathtub Gin”. Win prizes with the “money” you win!
February 7, 2015
The Time Capsule
Before the Columbia Club turns another year older, we want to take a minute and remember the past 125 years and an ever-lasting year of celebration. Join Columbians, past presidents and elected officials as we commence 125 years of memories. An official time capsule will be sealed summarizing the past 12 months.
February 22, 2014
125th Anniversary Inaugural Event: Reenactment of the Harrison Marching Society, Fireside Chat with Benjamin Harrison, and celebration of the 1890’s.
Location: Grand Lobby
Join your fellow Columbians, and local dignitaries, and a march- ing band as the Club reenacts the famous march by the Harrison Marching Society. The march will begin at 4pm at Union Station and will end at the Columbia Club. At 5pm warm up by the fireplace and enjoy stories told by Benjamin Harrison and the First Lady. Stay for dinner at 6pm as the club celebrates its first decade with music and menu items from the 1890’s.
March 11, 2014
March 22 –
125th Anniversary Gala – View Photos
Location: Grand Lobby, Crystal Terrace, Ballroom
Cost: $125 inclusive
The Club honors its members for the past 125 years with an extraordinary gala including lavish food stations, entertainment, and dancing on three floors. Black tie optional.
6pm – 7:30pm – Brass Bottom Dixieland Band in the Grand Lobby.
7:15pm – Terry Young to welcome everyone, explain activities, & toast to 125 years.
7:30pm – 10:45pm –Columbia Club Orchestra under Direction of Roy Geesa featuring Shannon Forsell, Laney Wilson, and Jimmy Guilford in the Crystal Terrace.
8:30pm – 11:30pm – Zanna-Doo! In the Grand Ballroom.