Education, Homeschool Friday

Homeschool Friday: Presidential Visits to Columbia

Open to all homeschool students

As the state capital of South Carolina, Columbia has been host to numerous presidents in its long history. Students will learn about where and when presidents have spent time in our city. We will also learn about the role South Carolina – and its past politicians – have played in Presidential elections. Students will also learn about what the presidency entails, including state visits and being commander-in-chief. And, have you ever wondered why presidents sign bills into law but not amendments?

All homeschool students are invited to participate in Historic Columbia’s Homeschool Friday programs on the first Friday of the month. Each month’s program is from 10 - 11:30 a.m. and includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites with Historic Columbia. Homeschool Friday programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels. Homeschool Friday is open to families and homeschool groups of less than 10 students. For larger groups, we recommend arranging a separate visit to explore that month's topic. Program participants should gather in the Gift Shop at Robert Mills on the day of the program unless otherwise noted.

The cost is per student, with an accompanying adult free. Homeschool Fridays are $5 for members, $6 for non-members and $8 for both members and non-members at the door.

If you have questions, would like to be on our mailing list, or if you would like to register for the entire year of Homeschool Friday programs, please contact us by email or call 803.252.1770 x 26.

2017-18 Homeschool Friday Schedule

Columbia Working Men and Women (meeting at 701 Whaley)  |  September 1, 2017

Oktoberfest – Columbia’s German History  |  October 6, 2017

Columbia Music History  |  November 3, 2017

Foodways of Columbia  |  December 1, 2017

Presidential Visits to Columbia  |  January 5, 2018

Columbia Civil Rights History  |  February 2, 2018

Columbia Women  |  March 2, 2018

Columbia in Wartimes  |  April 6, 2018

The Hampton-Preston Mansion  |  May 4, 2018