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Bride and Groom at RMH

Styled Wedding Photoshoot at Robert Mills

Spring is right around the corner and love is in bloom at Historic Columbia’s verdant homes. Since the 1800s, visitors have traveled hundreds of miles to see our gardens. Seibels House was often mentioned in 19th- and 20th-century travelogues and articles with writers fawning over the foliage; postcards with the...

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Women on Mann-Simons tour

Capital Women: Of Strength, Courage and Wisdom

By: John Doe, Doe Foundation

In 2016, Historic Columbia reopened the Mann-Simons Site with newly installed exhibits, interactive touchscreens, recorded audio and numerous visuals – enhancing the overall experience for each guest. I recently had the opportunity to take a tour and was blown away by the comprehensive updates Historic Columbia had incorporated into the...

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Modjeska Simkins on her porch

#TBT: Who is Modjeska Monteith Simkins?

By: Lois Carlisle

This is part of our #TBT collaboration with COLAtoday . For more than sixty years, Modjeska Monteith Simkins used the wooden cottage at the corner of Elmwood and Marion St. as both a home and a headquarters. Known as the “matriarch of Civil Rights activists” in S.C., Modjeska Monteith Simkins...

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Bridal Portrait at Seibels House

Jennifer Leaphart’s Art Nouveau Bridal Session

By: Lois Carlisle

We love when photographers showcase new perspectives at our historic properties. Through her lens, Caitlin from Coral Dove Photography transformed our gardens into a lush and mystical landscape fit for the most ornate New Orleans hothouse (which is perfect, because Jen and Hunter’s wedding was all about Louisiana nouveau). From...

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Russell House

#TBT: Mid-Century Mod

By: Lois Carlisle

This is part of our #TBT collaboration with Cola Today.

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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

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Gifts from Historic Holidays

By: Kathryn Kaslow, Columbia Star

This article was published originally in The Columbia Star.

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Matilda Evans house

For Sale! 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.

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rocket parade float

TBT: Santa in a spaceship to 1953

By: Lois Carlisle

This is part of a #TBT collaboration with Cola Today

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Wedding at Seibels House

Love is Brewing at Historic Columbia

By: Lois Carlisle

Historic Columbia’s four downtown properties offer the perfect venue to host your next celebration. Whether it’s a fairy tell wedding, a staff retreat, a birthday party or a family reunion—whatever you need, Historic Columbia can accommodate you and your group. Emily and Jesse Folk chose to make history on their...

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