The Heritage Museum
The Heritage Museum is dedicated to educating visitors about the changing societal role of women in higher education and to preserving the architectural integrity of the 1852 Italianate home. Recognized as the finest example of Italianate-style architecture in the city of Columbus, it was built by Philip Snowden in 1852. The building was officially the Columbus residence of Civil War-era Governor David Tod and served as the clubhouse of the Columbus Women’s Club from 1923 until 1941. During the 10 years before Kappa Kappa Gamma purchased the property in 1951, the once fashionable mansion housed a succession of businesses until it finally deteriorated into a poorly kept rooming house. The Heritage Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and its stately rooms reflect the grand Victorian splendor of the 1870s.