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2018 Jubilee Poster

The Jubilee Sankofa Bird

We are incredibly excited to announce a special collaboration between the Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture and local Columbia artist Dogon Krigga to create a distinctive design for the 40th Anniversary of this important festival. Dogon's artist statement Dogon Krigga began making digital art with a distinct purpose...

Historic Jubilee Photo

Jubilee Turned 40 in 2018

By: Lois Carlisle, Consulting Historian

2018 marked the 40th anniversary of the Jubilee: Festival of Black History and Culture, making it the longest-running festival in recent Columbia history. Since 1978, Columbians have gathered on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site at the corner of Richland and Marion streets to celebrate African American culture, cuisine and...

Greenery at Robert Mills

2018 Holiday Greenery Sale

By: Robin Waites, Executive Director

Historic Columbia, in partnership with the Palmetto Garden Club, is pleased to present the 2018 Holiday Greenery Sale. This is the same high-quality sale that has been presented in previous years, but it now falls under the banner of Historic Columbia. As it has in the past, the sale’s proceeds...

SC Historic Preservation Awards

Mann-Simons Site Wins SC Preservation Service Award

On Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, Historic Columbia was presented with the Preservation Service Award at the South Carolina Historic Preservation Awards ceremony for the re-interpretation of the Mann-Simons Site leading up to 2016. The Preservation Service Awards recognize projects and activities that make exemplary contributions to the advancement of historic...

Blaess Wedding

Caitlin & Jack at Seibels House

Surrounded by friends and family, Caitlin and Jack tied the knot on June 16, 2018. After an intimate, worship-filled ceremony at Northeast Presbyterian Church, wedding guests headed over to the Seibels House for a garden cocktail hour. The venue was decorated in dainty shades of blush, navy and white with...

Wedding at RMH

Savannah & Stephen at Robert Mills

Savannah and Stephen Henderson’s wedding took place on May 20, 2018 at the Robert Mills Carriage House & Gardens. This down-to-earth celebration started with an intimate ceremony on the back lawn, in front of the secluded entrance to the Founder’s Garden. The lush greenery of the shrubs and trees popped...

Lightning Damage at Robert Mills

Columbia Museum Community to the Rescue

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...

Styled Shoot at Hampton-Preston

Columbia Bride Guide Styled Shoot at Hampton-Preston

We are so excited to present Columbia Bride Guide’s first official entry in their new Styled Wedding Shoot series! This faux wedding reception was the brainchild of Nina Bashaw Photography, and with help from the Columbia Bride Guide crew, she pulled off one of the most beautifully detailed shoots we’ve...

Cox Wedding

Ansley & Russell at Seibels House

We’re nothing if not a little whimsical here at Historic Columbia. There’s a soft spot in our hearts for a classic tale of action and adventure—which is why we’re so excited to share Ansley and Russell’s wedding reception with you. The couple were married just down the street at First...

Kindred the Family Soul

Meet the 2018 Jubilee Headliner

We're excited to announce this year's Jubilee headliner: Kindred the Family Soul, a neo soul duo consisting of Fatin Dantsler and Aja Graydon, who have been married for 17 years. The Philadelphia-based couple first started recording in 2003 for their album Surrender to Love. It launched their career with several...