About Historic Columbia
We serve as a steward, advocate and resource for preservation in Columbia and Richland County.Learn More
We create experiences and host events that bring context to the present through history.Learn More
We introduce the complexities of history in ways that engage every age and level of familiarity through tours, educational programs and special events.Learn More
We work with government agencies to secure our legacy for the future.Learn More
We preserve places and share complex stories from the past that connect us in the present and inspire our future.
We will harness the power of history to inspire curiosity and catalyze community engagement.
We share the complex history of Columbia and Richland County through historic preservation advocacy, innovative educational programs, and strategic partnerships.
Welcoming: We behave in a way that makes people feel safe to open themselves up to a variety of concepts and experiences.
Inclusive: We are intentional about ongoing efforts to include a diversity of individuals in decision-making.
Informed: We work consistently and collaboratively with partners to amplify learning.
Responsible: We are proactive in encouraging thoughtfulness, weighing possible outcomes, and considering what is best for the organization and Columbia/Richland County.
Evolving: We continuously make improvements to Historic Columbia’s policies, facilities, programs, and interpretations. Open to new ideas and suggestions from the public, we invite collaboration.
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
Palladium presented Renovation Rodeo | Eau Claire on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Over 40 guests toured this circa-1907 property while enjoying beer from Peak Drift Brewing Company , wine courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company , and delicious food from Something Small Catering . HC...
Historic Columbia Announces Entertainment Lineup for the 45th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History and Culture
Historic Columbia is thrilled to announce that R&B singer Tweet will headline the entertainment lineup for the 45th annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History and Culture on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mann-Simons Site at 1403 Richland Street. Tweet, born Charlene Keys in...
Peak Drift to support Historic Columbia’s peak experiences Historic Columbia (HC) is pleased to announce that Peak Drift Brewing Company , an innovative craft beverage company based in Columbia, S.C., will serve as the “Official Craft Beer of Palladium” for all HC Palladium events during the 2023-2024 fiscal year. Peak...
Palladium presented Renovation Rodeo | Forest Acres on Thursday, June 8, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Over 40 guests toured this home while enjoying beer from S teel Hands Brewing , wine courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company , and snacks. The homeowners, Matthew and Becky, spoke about the neighborhood...