Modjeska Monteith Simkins: An Advocate for the People
Modjeska Monteith Simkins was born in Columbia, S.C. on December 5, 1899, into a society that legally dispossessed women and people of color of their civil liberties.
Over the course of her 92 years, she displayed a courage and perseverance that many argue was unmatched. Join Katharine Allen, research and archives manager, for a presentation on how Historic Columbia plans to honor her life and legacy. Discussion will focus on how primary sources from the Jim Crow period shed light on the segregated and unequal South that she fought to change.
Participants are welcome to bring their lunch to this program.
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Seibels: A Hot New Bridal Shoot Destination?
Seibels House and Garden isn’t just a great venue for your wedding and reception, they’re also an idyllic spot for bridal portraits, as well. We’re delighted to share with you Avis Washington’s recent bridal portraits with you. Avis’s pictures make great use of the neo-classical interior space at Seibels. During the spring, an...
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Thursday, October 12th: 6 — 7:30 p.m.
5306 North Main Street, Columbia, SC 29203
Join Richland Library as they host Eric Friendly, Curator of History at Historic Columbia, who will discuss the history of Columbia's Greenview neighborhood. Also, Margaret Dunlap of the Walker Local and Family History Center will briefly highlight ways that researchers can use Richland Library resources to discover more about their...
Saturday, November 4th: 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.
1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Join us for a lively morning of all things bulbs! Columbia-grown horticulturists Jim Martin and Jenks Farmer have envisioned, planted, and enlivened more public spaces in the state than any other duo. Since their passions for spring bulbs vary wildly, you’ll get a morning full of fun and diverse bulb...