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John Sherrer Fieldwork

Worth the Weight: Surveying Columbia’s 19th-Century Cast & Wrought Iron Heritage

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Wednesday, August 31st 2022

What’s Going On As a steward of historic sites and an advocate and resource for preservation, Historic Columbia consistently yields research findings about Columbia and Richland County’s past. Most recently, fieldwork resulted in the discovery of a commonality between cast iron stairs, which historically embellished the front porch of the...

Ari Robbins with Palladium

Why Palladium - Ari Robbins

Wednesday, February 9th 2022

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 Ari Robbins How long have you been involved with Palladium? 3 months Where are you originally from? Carmel, Indiana If you are not from Columbia...

Hampton Preston Mansion & Gardens

Historic Columbia: A 60th Anniversary Look at Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Wednesday, December 15th 2021

In marking Historic Columbia’s 60th Anniversary, our staff are sharing reflections on the improvements and achievements at our historic sites and with our programs, only made possible through the support and dedication of donors, members, and volunteers who believe in HC’s purpose to preserve places and share complex stories. Over...

World of Women, July 1967

Historic Columbia: 60 Years in the Making

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Sunday, November 14th 2021

Pictured Above: Historic Columbia Foundation board of trustee member Willodene Lumpkin and docent Genevieve Hellar joined Elizabeth Holton host of WNOK’s World of Women show at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 1967, to highlight restoration progress at the Ainsley Hall House. History is far more than dates, events, and...

Andrew

Why Palladium - Andrew Montgomery

Monday, October 4th 2021

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 Andrew Montgomery How long have you been involved with Palladium? 6 years. Where are you originally from? Houston, Texas If you are not from Columbia...

Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit

What’s Happening This Month: October Events with Historic Columbia

Thursday, September 30th 2021

Are you ready for fall? Historic Columbia has you covered this month with a variety of fun and education activities around Halloween, gardening and more! Scan our event schedule below and find a few that might interest you and your family. Exhibit | Scarecrows in the Garden Runs through Sunday...

LGBTQ Ad

LGBTQ Columbia History Initiative: Six collection items to help tell the story

By: Katharine Allen, Director of Research

Tuesday, September 28th 2021

LGBTQ+ people have always been, and will always be, part of Columbia’s story. Historic Columbia’s latest initiative – a collection of oral histories, digital archives, virtual tours, and more on LGBTQ history in the capital city – is set to launch soon. As a first step, we collaborated with South...

Planes Promo

Family Flight Night Presented by Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Tuesday, September 21st 2021

In association with presenting sponsor Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), Historic Columbia (HC) is hosting Family Flight Night featuring the movie “Planes” on Friday, Oct. 1, on the grounds of the Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens. This event, a continuation of HC’s popular “Movies in the Garden” series, will begin at 6:30...

Hardy Childers

Why Palladium - Hardy Childers

Sunday, August 1st 2021

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 Hardy Childers How long have you been involved with Palladium? Six years. Where are you originally from? Columbia, SC. What is your current profession and...

Jubilee

Historic Columbia to Host 43rd Annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture

Tuesday, August 31st 2021

Join Historic Columbia (HC) at Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture presented by Bank of America from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18. Now in its 43rd year, Jubilee, a free, outdoor festival, brings musicians, artisans, dancers and storytellers together to celebrate on the grounds of the Mann-Simons...