Wedding at Robert Mills House

Michelle & Austin at Robert Mills

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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Wedding Party at RM Gardens

Karli & Ben at Robert Mills

The couple chose to host their intimate ceremony indoors, at the Robert Mills Carriage House . As thunder rolled overhead, the couple and their guests gathered together to celebrate the spirit of love and adventure. The wedding had a refined bohemian ambiance with the bride donning a custom crown of...

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Wedding at Seibels House

Anna & Andrew at Seibels House

We are pleased to share Anna and Andrew’s beautiful wedding reception at Seibels House & Garden with you all. Following the ceremony at a nearby church, Anna and Andrew celebrated their special day against the romantic backdrop of Seibels House & Garden. The reception featured voluminous, elegant floral arrangements, which...

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A World-Class Museum of Reconstruction

By: Dawn Mills Campbell

Historic Columbia and Richland County have a long-standing partnership in preserving some of the Midlands most significant historic assets, including the Woodrow Wilson Family Home . Today, this site serves as the home to A Museum of Reconstruction and explores the racial, social and political landscape of Columbia and Richland...

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Wedding ceremony at Seibels House

Karen & Chris at Seibels House

We are excited to feature Karen and Chris’s stunning Seibels House and Gardens wedding for our first blog post in our new Historically Ever After series! Every detail in Karen and Chris’s day was thought through to create a simple and clean but dramatically elegant aesthetic to their day. They...

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Two Days with HC

Whether you're sightseeing with a group that shares a common interest or traveling with an eclectic mix of friends or tour companions who have different tastes, Columbia, South Carolina offers a perfect mix of history-filled homes, beautiful gardens, fascinating museums, diverse shopping choices and myriad dining options. Even better, Historic...

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In Defense of Mid-Century Modern

By: Lois Carlisle, Executive Assistant

At the corner of Pickens and Gervais streets in downtown Columbia, there stands a Queen Anne mansion. The home is uniquely Victorian with a high turret and cedar-shingled roofline. There are few people in Columbia who, today, would say the house is anything short of beautiful. If you traveled back...

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Historic Civil Rights site is praised, then razed | The State Newspaper Features Recently Demolished Historic Site

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

On Saturday, July 21, 2012 a historic marker was placed at the Waverly Five and Dime store located at 2313 Gervais Street. Less than a week later the building was demolished by the First Nazareth Baptist Church, the current owners of the property. The State newspaper featured the following story...

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Mann-Simons Site

Planning Your Visit

Deciding which house museum to tour can be difficult when you have four choices, but only time to explore one! We are happy to help you figure out which tour is best for you. Would you like to learn more about the Reconstruction era? The Woodrow Wilson Family Home may...

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Historic Districts are Working for You

There has been recent concern over local historic district regulations in certain Columbia neighborhoods. Specifically, some Columbia citizens are concerned over the process owners must follow to renovate or make changes to their historic properties. Historic Columbia understands how certain regulations might be seen as challenging in the short term,...

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