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 week we mourn the passing of Martha Cunningham Monteith, a celebrated civic figure who served as Richland School District One’s first trained speech pathologist. Martha Elizabeth Cunningham was born on May 26, 1921 in Union, South Carolina, to the Reverend Bennie C. Cunningham, Sr., and Fannie Gilliam Cunningham. She...
Historic Columbia is happy to announce a new partnership with Colonial Life . For the 2019-20 school year, Colonial Life is underwriting the admission cost for any Title 1 school in South Carolina so that students can experience Historic Columbia’s field trips, regardless of ability to pay. This partnership will...
Each year, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) accepts nominations to scout young professionals showing strong leadership qualities, excelling in their careers and giving back to their communities. After nominations are submitted, the CFF selects a pool of the best and brightest to represent their city! Honorees, sponsors, and community leaders...
The momentum of Historic Columbia’s intentional efforts to preserve Columbia rests on three key pillars: Advocacy Education Preservation Being a member at Historic Columbia matters to me. It has given me countless opportunities to anchor myself in this important cause and keeps my finger on the pulse of preservation that...