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Throwback Thursday: Reconnecting with Old Favorites in the Video Archives

By: Andrew Ramspacher

With some extra time on our hands, we at Historic Columbia have been able to dig through the archives and connect with old friends. So, on this Throwback Thursday, sit back and enjoy a few of our favorite videos that can still be found on HC’s YouTube page. Hip Tags...

Betsy Kleinfelder

Staff Spotlight - Betsy Kleinfelder

While our doors remained closed, the work behind the scenes doesn’t end. Today, we continue our staff spotlight series by introducing you to another team member! Name: Betsy Kleinfelder Position: Visitor and Interpretive Services Coordinator How long have your worked at HC? Five years. What projects are you working on...

Mann Simons

Fun for Home: Pottery Refit Activity

By: Kelly Kinard

The Mann-Simons site was home to the same African American family for over 130 years, and traces their story from enslavement through urban renewal. A multi-year archaeological excavation of the site was completed in February 2012, uncovering 60,000 artifacts that offered important clues and insights into the family’s history. The...

Charles Calhoun

Staff Spotlight - Charles Calhoun

While our doors remained closed, the work behind the scenes doesn’t end. Today, we continue our staff spotlight series by introducing you to another team member! Name: Charles Calhoun Position: Development Coordinator How long have your worked at HC? Less than a year. What projects are you working on during...

2019 Volunteer Awards

National Volunteer Appreciation Week

This week is National Volunteer Appreciation week and with over 70 programs and tours offered each year, it is no surprise that volunteers are an essential part of Historic Columbia. There are close to 100 volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to HC and they are an essential part...

Kathryn Trier

Staff Spotlight - Kathryn Trier

While our doors remained closed, the work behind the scenes doesn’t end. Today, we continue our staff spotlight series by introducing you to another team member!   Name: Kathryn Trier Position: Office and special projects manager How long have your worked at HC? Six months What projects are you working on...

HC Staircase

Closings at Historic Columbia

In accordance with Governor McMaster’s stay-at-home ordinance as a response to the outbreak of COVID-19, Historic Columbia has closed its historic house museums, including Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion, the Museum of Reconstruction at Woodrow Wilson Family Home, and the Mann-Simons Site. Until the stay-at-home ordinance is lifted, the following...

Kevin Jennings

Staff Spotlight - Kevin Jennings

While our doors remained closed, the work behind the scenes doesn’t end. Today, we continue our staff spotlight series by introducing you to another team member! Name: Kevin Jennings Position: Facilities Coordinator How long have your worked at HC? One year. What projects are you working on during social distancing...

Shelby Harris

Staff Spotlight - Shelby Harris

While our doors remained closed, the work behind the scenes doesn’t end. Today, we continue our staff spotlight series by introducing you to another team member! Name: Shelby Harris Position: Rentals Coordinator How long have your worked at HC? Four months. What projects are you working on during social distancing...

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How to Help Historic Columbia

We hope this post finds you safe and healthy as our community continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. Historic Columbia is feeling a significant impact as the closure of our house museums, cancellation of events and programs, and discontinuation of the rental program has resulted in the elimination of...