Historic Holiday House Tours
Nov. 22 - Jan. 4 | Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion & Mann-Simons Site
Explore the history of holidays past in the decorated Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion and Mann-Simons Site this winter. Hear stories of how families decorated and entertained during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and view a variety of decorations that show how Christmas celebrations have evolved over time into the traditions we know today.
Shown as part of the regularly-scheduled tours of the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion and Mann-Simons Site. For other holiday events, visit our calendar of events.
Prideful Possessions: A South Carolina Silver Sampler
Showcasing rarely displayed pieces from Historic Columbia’s museum collection, this thematically-driven show will investigate makers, sellers and consumers of silver in Columbia and Richland County during the late 18th and 19th centuries. Come explore the forms and function of various pieces and learn the stories behind the manufacture, collection and use of coin and sterling, domestic and imported wares.
Making a Way Out of No Way: The Legacy of Modjeska Monteith Simkins
Made possible through a Humanities CouncilSC grant and private donations, this interpretive addition to the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House will combine historic artifacts, images, text and video, while offering unprecedented coverage of the activist, her life, work and the lasting impact on the entire state of South Carolina. Private tours of this exhibit must be scheduled in advance.
From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia
Drawing from its growing collection of locally made and imported ceramics, Historic Columbia explores the various dining, cooking and storage wares common in 19th-century Columbia, South Carolina. Highlights will include examples from the Landrum-Stork pottery, formerly located in what is today Forest Acres, and a variety of imported English ceramics, examples of which will be showcased in a new focus gallery and throughout the Robert Mills House.
From Landrum to Leeds is presented by Wooten & Wooten, Auctions of Fine Art, Antiques & Great Estates.