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
This Thursday, December 12 , Palladium members are invited to explore a Tudor style house in Hollywood-Rose Hill from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Presented by The Moore Company , this latest installment of the Renovation Rodeo series will have members socializing in a 1935 home and learning how it...
December 5, 2019 is World Soil Day ! Soil health is at the center of both good gardening and healthy ecosystems. With pressures like rapid development and a changing climate, it is more important than ever to prioritize the creation and maintenance of good soil. Here at Historic Columbia, we...
Dear friends, As membership co-chair of Palladium, I am very often reminded of the sad truth – you just aren’t interested in joining a historical nonprofit organization. While this hurts my history-loving heart, I understand that you all can’t share my passion for learning about Columbia’s past and impacting its...
Dr. William “Bill” Seale left an indelible mark on Historic Columbia and the State of South Carolina. Serving as the organization’s first professional director and as the curator for the rehabilitation of the Hampton-Preston Mansion into the Midlands Tricentennial Exposition Center, Dr. Seale’s hiring marked the point at which the...