Advocacy

Advocacy

From our founding in the 1960s to today, advocating for the historic assets in Columbia and Richland County has been a centerpiece of Historic Columbia’s mission.  Whether working behind the scenes or standing in front of the bulldozers, the staff and volunteers at HC believe that protecting our history is critical for the community’s economic health and vibrancy and also that these tangible pieces of our past give us a sense of place and help define what makes Columbia and Richland County unique. 

In order to preserve and promote this unique sense of place Historic Columbia systematically advocates by conducting research on historic places, bringing together diverse groups to build consensus on preservation and speaking publicly at the state and local level on behalf of our historic assets. Over the past decade HC has proactively worked for the protection of our built history by developing a list of Eligible Landmark Properties and stood at the forefront of advocacy for signature sites such as the historic Bull Street Campus and the Palmetto Compress Warehouse.

Preservation advocacy is strongest when the community comes together around these issues. Your vocal support can make a difference!