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Tuesday, August 18th
12 — 1 p.m.
The Last 50 Years: A Modern State House Grounds
Free for HC Members
$5 for Non-Members
Virtual Access Only
The nineteenth-century state house grounds has seen tremendous change since 1970: it has doubled in size, gained new buildings and monuments, and its paths and statues have been rearranged. This presentation will give an overview of the massive shifts in the ways in which South Carolina's government remembered its history and accommodated its increasingly bureaucratic government.
Lydia Mattice Brandt, PhD is an architectural historian and an associate professor at the University of South Carolina. She is the author of numerous books and articles on the role of history in popular visual culture and architecture. Her forthcoming guidebook to the SC state house grounds (published by University of South Carolina Press, spring 2021) is the only comprehensive history of the remarkable state capitol building and landscape. A preview of her research is available via Historic Columbia’s online tour of the State House Monuments.
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