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
Mid-Century Modern is having a moment. Join Historic Columbia’s Palladium as it goes behind the scenes in some of the city’s most stand-out Modern structures during its Fall Tour on Sunday, November 3. Stops include private homes staged with contemporary and original mid-century furniture and art, and the iconic Seibels...
History is neither stagnant nor fixed. No, the study and interpretation of past events is a creative, dynamic, and transformational process that shapes both how we know previous people, places, and events and how we view our ourselves. This process lies at the heart of Historic Columbia, where recent capital...
Dawn enjoying the festivities at last year's Jubilee. What’s not to love about Columbia? After all, it is a real southern hot spot. But when one of the largest, continuously running outdoor festivals is hosted in a real southern hot spot, everyone is in for a treat. I’m talking about...
Mayor Steve Benjamin supporting the new She Did proclamation with Columbia's remarkable supporters We are so thankful to have had over 100 Columbia citizens gathered alongside us and WREN at the corner of Gervais and Main streets to witness a city-wide proclamation by Mayor Steve Benjamin and the Columbia City...