Historic Columbia provides many programs for life-long learners. Choose from a variety of program to learn practical skills including research, historic preservation and gardening. Adult education programs are designed for both newcomers and those who have worked with these topics for years.
We offer a series of workshops dedicated to teaching preservation techniques to owners of historic properties or simply lovers of all things old.
Join us for hands-on approaches to caring for plants in your garden. Garden workshops help you prepare for different growing seasons and considerations with different plant varieties. These tools and tips will ensure your garden is both vibrant and sustainable!
Learn more about Historic Columbia’s research initiatives at the monthly Research Roundtable programs. Staff will share their latest discoveries and lingering questions as they uncover the history of our community. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch to this program.
Upcoming Adult Education Events
Tuesday, October 23rd
12 — 1 p.m.
1601 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Learn more about Historic Columbia’s research initiatives at the monthly Research Roundtable programs. Each month, staff will share their latest discoveries and lingering questions as they uncover the history of our community.
Thursday, November 8th
5:30 — 7:30 p.m.
1615 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201
This workshop will explore the different facets of painting, from choosing the right paint for your historic home’s materials to best practices for prepping surfaces and applying paints and primers.
Saturday, November 10th
9 — 10 a.m.
1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201
This hour long stroll through the garden will cover the history of the grounds from construction to present and demonstrate how these gardens are being transformed into an “American” garden representing the planting philosophies of the founding fathers.