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, February 26th
12 — 1 p.m.
1601 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Join us for our monthly Research Roundtable programs to learn more about Historic Columbia’s research initiatives. This month's program will highlight Modjeska Monteith Simkins, a key South Carolinian Civil Rights activist who displayed courage and perseverance over her 92 years.
Thursday, February 28th
6 — 7:30 p.m.
1310 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Learn more about the origins of the historic Keenan building, its evolution as housing for various organizations and businesses, and how its transformation into an apartment complex at our next behind-the-scenes tour! Tickets are currently on sale for members only. Non-members will be able to register starting February 18.
Saturday, March 9th
9 a.m. — 3 p.m.
1640 Freed Drive, Columbia, SC 29201
Join us as we explore the past, present and future of the former Department of Mental Health campus for an exclusive tour of the BullStreet District. Once a city within a city, Columbia's BullStreet offers an exciting blend of historic landmark buildings and modern amenities.