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Rachel Gregor

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...

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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...

Sampler by Jane M. Murchison, currently on display at the Robert Mills House. Historic Columbia collection, HCF1970.25.1

Connected by a Thread

By: Rachel Gregor

Thursday, February 23rd 2023

Image above: Sampler by Jane M. Murchison, currently on display at the Robert Mills House. Historic Columbia collection, HCF1970.25.1. As Historic Columbia observes Women’s History Month, we acknowledge and celebrate two women whose material culture survive within our collection. It is often difficult to uncover information about women in the...