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Palladium Goes Modern for Annual Fall Tour

By: Lois Carlisle, Consulting Historian

Mid-Century Modern is having a moment. Join Historic Columbia’s Palladium as it goes behind the scenes in some of the city’s most stand-out Modern structures during its Fall Tour on Sunday, November 3. Stops include private homes staged with contemporary and original mid-century furniture and art, and the iconic Seibels...

Palmetto Wildlife Habitat

Transforming Spaces

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

History is neither stagnant nor fixed. No, the study and interpretation of past events is a creative, dynamic, and transformational process that shapes both how we know previous people, places, and events and how we view our ourselves. This process lies at the heart of Historic Columbia, where recent capital...

Dawn enjoying the festivities at last year's Jubilee.

Jubilee: Festival of Black History and Culture

By: Dawn Mills Campbell

Dawn enjoying the festivities at last year's Jubilee. What’s not to love about Columbia? After all, it is a real southern hot spot. But when one of the largest, continuously running outdoor festivals is hosted in a real southern hot spot, everyone is in for a treat. I’m talking about...

#SheDid Day Proclamation

City of Columbia Proclaims August 26th as #SheDid Day!

Mayor Steve Benjamin supporting the new She Did proclamation with Columbia's remarkable supporters We are so thankful to have had over 100 Columbia citizens gathered alongside us and WREN at the corner of Gervais and Main streets to witness a city-wide proclamation by Mayor Steve Benjamin and the Columbia City...

Martha Cunningham Monteith checks out the last book at Richland Library’s original building on Sumter Street, 1990.

Martha Cunningham Monteith (1921-2019)

This week we mourn the passing of Martha Cunningham Monteith, a celebrated civic figure who served as Richland School District One’s first trained speech pathologist. Martha Elizabeth Cunningham was born on May 26, 1921 in Union, South Carolina, to the Reverend Bennie C. Cunningham, Sr., and Fannie Gilliam Cunningham. She...

Field Trips

Historic Columbia and Colonial Life

By: Megan Plott, Director of Development

Historic Columbia is happy to announce a new partnership with Colonial Life . For the 2019-20 school year, Colonial Life is underwriting the admission cost for any Title 1 school in South Carolina so that students can experience Historic Columbia’s field trips, regardless of ability to pay. This partnership will...

Brittany Buckner

HC Rental Coordinator Honored

Each year, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) accepts nominations to scout young professionals showing strong leadership qualities, excelling in their careers and giving back to their communities. After nominations are submitted, the CFF selects a pool of the best and brightest to represent their city! Honorees, sponsors, and community leaders...

Carroll Heyward, Palladium Board Member

From The Desk of Carroll Heyward

The momentum of Historic Columbia’s intentional efforts to preserve Columbia rests on three key pillars: Advocacy Education Preservation Being a member at Historic Columbia matters to me. It has given me countless opportunities to anchor myself in this important cause and keeps my finger on the pulse of preservation that...

Cory France

Cory J. France Joins HC Team as Director of Marketing and Communications

Historic Columbia is pleased to announce Cory J. France as its new director of marketing and communications. In this role, France will lead Historic Columbia’s marketing department and will serve as a spokesperson for the organization. “With many exciting preservation initiatives, events and community partnerships coming for our organization, Historic...

HC Staff Midlands Gives

The Best Midlands Gives Yet!

Once again, we are amazed at the support of our Midlands Gives donors! YOUR donation helped ensure that we had our most successful Midlands Gives to date. On May 7, we received 244 donations totaling $27,274 plus the 7-8 a.m. Power Hour bonus – making the unofficial total - $29,774...