Welcome to The Aldus Society

The Aldus Society is an organization for people who appreciate the many facets of text and image through various media, but principally the book, past, present and future.

Upcoming Events

Socializing begins at 7:00 pm and the program begins at 7:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.

Parking is available behind the Thurber Center as well as in the State Auto lot off of N. 11th Street.

January 10, 2019: Aldus Collects – 5 or 6 members will present items and stories from their collections.

February 14: Lincoln: The Ohio Connection

Ohio played a pivotal role in the political career of Abraham Lincoln. The state helped him win the 1860 Republican presidential nomination, and as president-elect he spoke at the Statehouse on his way to his first inauguration. Four years later his body lay in state in the Rotunda as thousands of Ohioans paid their respects. But the relationship was more complicated than you might think: Lincoln failed to carry Columbus in both the 1860 and 1864 presidential elections. Historian Phil Stichter will share insights into the many links between Abraham Lincoln and the Buckeye State.

March 14:  Eric Johnson, The history, highlights and recent acquisitions of OSU Libraries Rare Books and Manuscript’s Albrecht History of Architecture Library

April 11:  Jay Hoster on “Collecting Thurber”

May 2:  local author and Aldus member Linda Mizejewski, shares her book, High Heeled: the Woman Detective in Popular Culture.

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