Homeschool students will learn about the danger of fire in homes in the 19th century. From accidental kitchen fires to the burning of Columbia during the Civil War, fire has shaped Columbia’s history in the 1800s. Students will take part in activities and games to learn how fires could start in homes, how fires have shaped our city’s history, and the stories of the volunteer and later professional fire companies that worked to extinguish the flames.
All homeschool students are invited to participate in Historic Columbia’s Homeschool Friday programs on the first Friday of the month. Each month’s program is from 10 - 11:30 am and includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites with Historic Columbia. Homeschool Friday programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels.
Homeschool Friday is open to families and homeschool groups of less than 10 students. For larger groups, we recommend arranging a separate visit to explore that month's topic. Program participants should gather in the Gift Shop at Robert Mills on the day of the program unless otherwise noted.
The cost is per student, with an accompanying adult free. Homeschool Fridays are $5 for HC members, $6 for non-members and $8 for both members and non-members at the door.
Reservations open on August 5. If you have questions, would like to be on our mailing list, or if you would like to register for the entire year of Homeschool Friday programs, please contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803.252.1770 x 26.