Nineteenth century audiences delighted in viewing exotic and faraway places through the use of a “lantern magica,” an important sounding word that just meant “magic lantern,” which employed a light source and a strip of slides, hyalotypes, hand painted on glass. In the spirit of the season, Tom Betti and Doreen Uhas-Sauer, long-time Columbus Landmarks tour guides, will debut their own Magic Lantern Tour of Downtown Columbus. See the past come alive! Thrill to scenes of yesterday on the very location where they happened! Gasp in delight! Possibly stop for a beer!
Tour starts in the parking lot on the corner of S. 4th and Cherry (across from Little Palace and Dirty Franks) beside the Hartman Hotel Building, 275 S. 4th Street at 7:30 pm (we need darkness to make magic work!) Tour is approximately two hours long — longer if we stop for a beer.
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