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, June 25th
12 — 1 p.m.
1601 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Join John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources, as he chronicles recent capital improvements at the Hampton-Preston Mansion, now in its 201st year as a well-known landmark property. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch to this program.
Thursday, July 18th
6 — 7:30 p.m.
Lyles St, Columbia, SC 29201
The Homes at McCants occupy the historic Fannie McCants Elementary School built in 1931 and was named for Columbia High School's first full-time librarian and pioneer in Columbia's education system.
Tuesday, August 27th
12 — 1 p.m.
1601 Richland St, Columbia, SC 29201
Founded in 1961, Historic Columbia shared one major trait with other preservation-based organizations—it had women largely to thank for its existence. Join Director of Cultural Resources John Sherrer for this Research Roundtable as we meet two key members of that tour de force – Jennie Dreher and Mabel Payne, whose respective efforts saved the Robert Mills House five decades ago and whose spirits continue to shape the character of our city today.