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Robin Waites

Executive Director
Jubilee 2019

It is astounding what we have accomplished together.

By: Robin Waites, Executive Director

Friday, December 20th 2019

January 2020 will mark my 18 th year at Historic Columbia. Looking back at the changes that have taken place I note the physical and interpretive shifts to the buildings and grounds, a growing footprint in the community far beyond the Robert Mills Historic District, and an increase in organizational...

Press Conference at Zion Baptist Church

James Clyburn Announces New Reconstruction Era Network

By: Robin Waites, Executive Director

Monday, March 4th 2019

I am excited to be here today in support of the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park Act bill. With the goals of creating a Reconstruction Network that will enhance collaboration across SC, the region and the country. In 2008, our organization began the process of rehabilitating a home that was...

Greg Pearce Family and Friends

HC Honors Councilman Greg Pearce at Annual Meeting

By: Robin Waites, Executive Director

Wednesday, October 31st 2018

Every October, Historic Columbia gathers its members, including staff and board, to review the accomplishments of the previous fiscal year and present future endeavors at their Annual Meeting. At this year’s meeting, which was held on Thursday, Oct. 25, the organization invited friends and coworkers to honor long-time Richland County...

Greenery at Robert Mills

2018 Holiday Greenery Sale

By: Robin Waites, Executive Director

Tuesday, September 11th 2018

Historic Columbia, in partnership with the Palmetto Garden Club, is pleased to present the 2018 Holiday Greenery Sale. This is the same high-quality sale that has been presented in previous years, but it now falls under the banner of Historic Columbia. As it has in the past, the sale’s proceeds...

HP Press Conference

Hampton-Preston Reopens

By: Robin Waites, Executive Director

Thursday, May 10th 2018

At Historic Columbia, we have the great responsibility of being the stewards of the unique Richland County-owned site that is Hampton-Preston. Since reopening the Woodrow Wilson Family Home in 2014, our organization has shown an unwavering commitment to tell a more complete and inclusive history at all the sites that...