About Historic Columbia
We advocate for the preservation of historic properties and artifacts in Columbia and Richland County.Learn More
We keep neighborhood history alive in the hearts and minds of today's residents through tours, educational programs and special events.Learn More
We work with government agencies to secure our legacy for the future.Learn More
We are the stewards of Columbia's past, present and future.
Historic Columbia is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Columbia and Richland County's historic and cultural heritage. We are meaningful in many ways:
- We are historic houses and beautiful gardens.
- We are a museum under many roofs.
- We are dedicated to delivering engaging programs and events.
- We are champions for historic preservation.
- We are a resource for our community.
- We offer history lessons inside and outside the classroom.
- We are a unique special events destination.
Historic Columbia supports and protects the historical and cultural heritage of Columbia and Richland County through advocacy, education and preservation.
Following a comprehensive three-year strategic plan that includes historic preservation advocacy, innovative educational programs and strategic partnerships, we will harness the power of history to inspire and catalyze social activism aimed at improving the quality of life in Columbia and Richland County.
There are many ways in which you can get involved. Learn more about how you can support our mission and vision.
Recent News from Historic Columbia
What is your name? Abi Snyder How long have you been involved with Palladium? 2 years. Where are you originally from? The big city of Dillon, South Carolina! If you are not from Columbia, what drove you to this city? I came to Columbia to attend USC; I stayed because...
Like so many events this year, Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ will look a little different, but will feature the key elements of the event that you enjoy! Tune in on Facebook on October 15, 5-6 p.m., for a one-hour online special featuring bluegrass music, a BBQ discussion, cocktail demonstrations, and...
HC Service Award winner Pat Itter hands out candy at Trunk or Treat event. Historic Columbia is happy to announce the winners of this year’s Volunteer Awards. For the past two decades, Historic Columbia has recognized the dedication of time and energy of its volunteer crew. While the traditional luncheon...
A Jubilee like you’ve – literally – never seen before is coming Saturday! While we’d love for you to be joining us at the Mann-Simons Site and enjoying an in-person celebration of Black history and culture, the current times have forced us to make a few tweaks in order to...