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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...

Research Roundtable on women's history in August 2020

Research Roundtable: Women's History

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

The road to suffrage did not begin or end with the Nineteenth Amendment. Join Katharine Allen, director of research, and Melissa DeVelvis, PhD, as they recount more than a century of women’s activism through both a national and state-wide lens. Columbia City of Women honorees Ida Salley Reamer, the Rollin...

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Historic Civil Rights site is praised, then razed | The State Newspaper Features Recently Demolished Historic Site

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

On Saturday, July 21, 2012 a historic marker was placed at the Waverly Five and Dime store located at 2313 Gervais Street. Less than a week later the building was demolished by the First Nazareth Baptist Church, the current owners of the property. The State newspaper featured the following story...

Urgent Action Needed: Advocate for a 20% HTC in Final House/Senate Reconciled Bill

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill with a 20% Historic Tax Credit, HTC Eliminated in House, Urgent Action Needed: Advocate for a 20% HTC in Final House/Senate Reconciled Bill

Matilda Evans house

Matilda Evans House – 2027 Taylor St.

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

The house at 2027 Taylor Street was once the residence of Matilda Arabella Evans, the first female African-American physician in Columbia. Built sometime between 1910 and 1919, the vernacular house went through a myriad of early owners, most of whom were employees of the nearby Southern Railroad Company, before the Evans family occupied the residence. In 1928, the Evans family moved from their home on Two Notch Road to this location and descendants owned or occupied the home until 2005.