Historic Columbia provides many programs for educators and life-long learners. Choose from a variety of programs to learn about new resources to use in your classroom, 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.
Each summer, Historic Columbia partners with local organizations to host a two-day workshop for teachers to help develop curriculum content and showcase new resources to use in the classroom. Continuing education credit is available to South Carolina teachers.
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, January 26th
12 — 1 p.m.
Join Katharine Allen, director of research, for a virtual tour of the recently completed exhibit “Modjeska Monteith Simkins: An Advocate of the People.” Spread across four rooms in the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House, a gathering place for human rights activists for nearly 60 years, this multimedia experience documents Simkins’ upbringing...
Thursday, February 4th
6 — 8 p.m.
The City of Columbia and local partners have worked together to host four virtual sessions on the book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. The purpose of these sessions is to explore the concepts presented in the book to understand their role in...