Renovation Rodeo | Hyatt Park
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: The New Exhibit at the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House
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...
2020-21 Annual Fund: Reaching Students Virtually
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...
Going Virtual: Palladium’s 16th Annual Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ
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...
Announcing winners of 21st annual Volunteer Awards
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...
How to watch the 2020 Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture
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: Women's History
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...
Gifts from Historic Holidays
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...
Historic Civil Rights site is praised, then razed | The State Newspaper Features Recently Demolished Historic Site
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
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