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Renovation Rodeo | Hyatt Park

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

Tuesday, March 28th 2023

Palladium presented Renovation Rodeo | Hyatt Park on Tuesday, March 28, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Nearly forty guests toured a newly renovated Hyatt Park bungalow (which is now a short term rental!), while enjoying beer from Peak Drift Brewing Company, wine courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company, and snacks...

An Advocate of the People Exhibit at Modjeska Monteith Simkins House

An Advocate of the People: The New Exhibit at the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

Wednesday, February 3rd 2021

Modjeska Monteith Simkins, born in Columbia, was one of South Carolina’s most significant human rights advocates. During the pivotal civil rights movement, Simkins served as secretary in the South Carolina NAACP, where she helped advance voting rights and desegregate schools in the state. Her career spanned a lifetime of advocacy...

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2020-21 Annual Fund: Reaching Students Virtually

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

Monday, February 1st 2021

Each year, the Annual Fund supports a special and vital initiative of Historic Columbia. This year’s Annual Fund focuses on virtual programming – both through education and general events. Explore Historic Columbia’s efforts to maintain its mission in a virtual world and consider donating to our Annual Fund today. DONATE...

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Going Virtual: Palladium’s 16th Annual Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

Thursday, October 8th 2020

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

Monday, September 21st 2020

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

Wednesday, September 16th 2020

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

Saturday, August 29th 2020

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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Gifts from Historic Holidays

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

Monday, December 3rd 2018

Diving into the imagination, playing dress up, hosting skits and talent shows for parents and friends – children have been dreaming up different ways to play for hundreds of years. In 2018, it’s easy for a child to find entertainment. Conversely, because they did not have smartphones, video games, or...

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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

Wednesday, January 10th 2018

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