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Sipping from Spode: Tea Time in the South

By: Rachel Ward

Monday, April 1st 2024

Holiday Tours at Historic Columbia not only bring cheer to visitors but also to the curatorial staff, who have a chance to highlight interesting pieces in the collection that are not often at the forefront of our regular tours. This past holiday season, we placed a beautiful green and yellow...

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Calling All Visionaries: Historic Columbia's Executive Director Search is Now Open

Wednesday, March 13th 2024

As Historic Columbia continues its mission to preserve and celebrate the rich history of Columbia and Richland County, we are thrilled to announce the opening of applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director.

2827 Millwood Avenue

Renovation Rodeo | Millwood Avenue

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

Friday, March 22nd 2024

Palladium presented Renovation Rodeo | Millwood Avenue on Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. About 40 guests toured the new mid-century home of Purnell Orthodontics while enjoying beer from Peak Drift Brewing Company, wine courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company, and delicious food from Something Small Catering...

Exterior of BHC greenhouse with plants inside

Celebrating Two Years of Growth: The Boyd Horticultural Center at Historic Columbia

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

Saturday, March 9th 2024

March 9 marks a significant milestone for Historic Columbia as we celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Boyd Horticultural Center. This stunning structure has not only transformed our landscape but has also left an indelible mark on our organization and the community at large.

Historic Columbia Leadership

Meet Historic Columbia's Leadership Team

Tuesday, December 19th 2023

ICYMI: After two decades of service to Historic Columbia (HC), executive director Robin Waites is retiring at the end of June 2024. Robin’s visionary leadership has set the organization up for success for many years to come. Exciting times are ahead as we usher in a new era of leadership...

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Fall in love with leaves

By: Chris Mathis

Monday, November 20th 2023

Holiday mantel

Decorating for the holidays, 19th-century style

By: Rachel Gregor

Monday, December 4th 2023

When it comes to holiday home decor, a lot has changed. When you visit the Robert Mills House and the Hampton-Preston Mansion during our Holiday House Tours, don't expect to find glitz and glam. Compared to our modern displays with bright lights and colored plastic baubles, early 1800s decorations seem...

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Renovation Rodeo | Edgewood

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

Wednesday, November 15th 2023

Palladium presented Renovation Rodeo | Edgewood on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Over 50 guests toured this former church while enjoying beer from Peak Drift Brewing Company, wine courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company, and delicious food from Something Small Catering. HC Palladium Board president Andrew...


Explore the Collection: Historic Columbia launches online collection

By: Rachel Gregor

Monday, October 30th 2023

Historic Columbia (HC) recently launched a selection of 40 objects for online viewing. More objects will be added over the coming months to allow visitors from around the city, state, country, and globe to “Explore the Collection,” cared for and researched by members of HC’s curatorial team. Launching the collection...