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, August 27th
12 — 1 p.m.
1601 Richland St, Columbia, SC 29201
Join Director of Cultural Resources, John Sherrer, as he chronicles the history of Seibels House (with a hands-on element), recent changes to interpretive signage on the grounds, and what the future of the site will hold.
Friday, September 27th
12 — 2 p.m.
1616 Blanding St., Columbia, SC 29201
Join us for a roundtable discussion on the contemporary relevance of the women's suffrage movement and women and politics today with journalist Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote and historian Marjorie Spruill, author of New Women of the New South: The Leaders of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the Southern States and Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics.
Monday, November 11th
6 — 8 p.m.
1515 Main St, Columbia, SC 29202
The monument to the Palmetto Regiment on the grounds of the South Carolina State House was one of the few war memorials in the United States before the Civil War. In contrast, many communities installed monuments in the aftermath of the Civil War. The monument to the Confederate dead in...