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Why Palladium - Janie Campbell

Each month, Historic Columbia introduces one of its Palladium members. This series is designed to highlight individuals from HC’s dynamic group of diverse professionals. Meet Janie Campbell. How long have you been involved with Palladium? Six years. Where are you originally from? Fredericksburg, Virginia If you are not from Columbia...

Patrick Cleary

From the Desk of Patrick Cleary

Fellow Palladium Member: Thank you for your support of Historic Columbia through your Palladium membership contribution. This year, more than ever, your support helps further the mission of Historic Columbia through educational, social and fundraising initiatives. I am very pleased to serve as the President of Palladium this year, leading...

Historic Columbia Gift Shop at Robert Mills decorated for the holidays

A Holiday Shopper’s Guide to Historic Columbia

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

Whether Santa needs some help this holiday season or you’re hunting for the perfect gift for family or friends, Historic Columbia’s Gift Shop at Robert Mills has many ways to bring history and more to those on your shopping list. Browse our gift guide here and then purchase online or...

Brad Shell

Why Palladium - Brad Shell

What is your name? Brad Shell How long have you been involved with Palladium? 3 years. Where are you originally from? Winchester, VA If you are not from Columbia, what drove you to this city? My wife grew up here. What is your current profession and the name of the...

Abi Snyder

Why Palladium - Abi Brumbles Snyder

What is your name? Abi Brumbles 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...

Willie Wells and the Blue Ridge Mountain Grass

Going Virtual: Palladium’s 16th Annual Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

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.

Announcing winners of 21st annual Volunteer Awards

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

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...

Watch Jubilee online

How to watch the 2020 Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

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...

Patti Marinelli. Image courtesy of the University of South Carolina

2020 Preservation Leadership Award Winner: Patti Marinelli

By: Andrew Ramspacher

Patti Marinelli leads Cottontown's preservation efforts. Image courtesy of the University of South Carolina Each year, Historic Columbia presents Preservation Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of local property owners; professionals in the fields of architecture, construction and design; and leaders who champion preservation as an opportunity to support the Midlands’...

Dan Elswick, Preservation Award winner for Lifetime Achievement. Image courtesy of Elizabeth Johnson

2020 Preservation Award Winner: Dan Elswick

By: Andrew Ramspacher

Dan Elswick has had an award-worthy career in preservation. Image courtesy of Elizabeth Johnson Each year, Historic Columbia presents Preservation Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of local property owners; professionals in the fields of architecture, construction and design; and leaders who champion preservation as an opportunity to support the Midlands’...