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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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Bridal Portrait at Seibels House

Bridal Portraits at Seibels House

By: Lois Carlisle

Seibels House and Garden isn’t just a great venue for your wedding and reception, they’re also an idyllic spot for bridal portraits, as well. The oldest home in Columbia is also the most affordable portrait venue, with pricing starting at $50/hour on weekdays. We’re delighted to share with you Avis...

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Wedding at Robert Mills House

Michelle & Austin at the Robert Mills House & Gardens

The Shull wedding in early September was an occasion of grace and whimsy (with a little goofiness thrown in for good measure). Austin and Michelle married on the front lawn at the Robert Mills House , located at 1616 Blanding Street. We are pleased to be able to share their...

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