From the Desk of Palladium President Patrick Cleary 

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Thursday, September 16th 2021

Patrick Cleary, Palladium President

Fellow Palladium Member:

Thank you for your support of Historic Columbia through your Palladium level membership.  This year, more than ever, your support helps further the mission of Historic Columbia through educational, social and fundraising initiatives. 

I have been very fortunate to serve as the President of Palladium this year, leading a fantastic Board of dedicated volunteers.  I wanted to promote an upcoming event we hope all of you will support – the 17th Annual Bluegrass, Bidding and BBQ Silent Auction!

The Silent Auction will be from 7 to 10PM on October 28th and tickets are available now.  We are looking forward to hosting all of you in the gardens of Hampton-Preston. Auction bidding will be online this year and there are items that will catch your fancy.  If your company or business is interested in sponsorship opportunities, or if you have items to donate, please contact me or Charles Calhoun ( 

Historic Columbia’s gardens are open – they are a lovely place to spend a morning or an afternoon.  Historic Columbia’s houses and historic sites are also open– your membership ensures free admission to all of the houses. 

We encourage you to follow and support Historic Columbia and Palladium on social media by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with Palladium, we are looking for great new board members and volunteers for our events.  Please let me know if you are interested – my contact information is below. 

Finally, we want to hear from you – what can we do to enhance the value of your membership?  Are there historical sites in Columbia that you want to know more about?  Do you want to know more about the Historic Columbia houses and gardens?  We welcome your comments – please call me at 803.726.7492 or email me at

Patrick Cleary

How to join Palladium? It’s just a $25 add-on to any new or renewing HC membership! If you’re already a member of Historic Columbia but would like to add a Palladium membership, please contact Charles Calhoun at