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Robert Mills House


True Love at the Robert Mills House

By: Fielding Freed, Director of Historic House Museums

Wednesday, February 14th 2018

I was a newspaper photographer when I was a much younger man. During the late 1990s, as that field began to shrink, I went back to graduate school then on to work in the museum field. I’m still a shutterbug though, and I still shoot good old fashioned negative film...

Blue Bike

New Bike Share Program Adds a Robert Mills Station

Monday, October 8th 2018

On Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, Mayor Steve Benjamin rolled up to one of Columbia's many new Blue Bike stops to announce the program's official commencement. This system, sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, is in partnership with Canadian bike share company Bewegen Technology, and encourages city folk to consider...

Lightning Damage at Robert Mills

Columbia Museum Community to the Rescue

Wednesday, August 8th 2018

The Robert Mills House was damaged in a summer storm that blew through Columbia on the evening of Sunday, August 5. The historic building's east chimney was hit by lightning, which caused bricks to fall into the house forcing a cloud of ash out of the fireplace and into several...

Sien and Bryant at Robert Mills

Bryant & Rafael at Robert Mills

Friday, June 29th 2018

Bryant and Rafael married at the Robert Mills House & Gardens on June 12, 2016. Dressed in sweet tones of ivory and powder blue, the couple prepared to commit their lives to one another in a ceremony as intimate and warm as their affection for one another. In the shade...