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Sunday, February 19th
1 — 4 p.m.
Free Sunday | The Museum of the Reconstruction Era
The Museum of the Reconstruction Era : 1705 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Every third Sunday of the month, residents of Richland and Lexington counties are invited to tour of one of Historic Columbia’s house museums for free! This month's featured property is The Museum of the Reconstruction Era.
Visitors to the The Museum of the Reconstruction Era are immersed in the context of Columbia in the 1870s as they explore how Columbia’s 9,297 residents, black and white, navigated the profound political, social and economic changes of Reconstruction. Through panel exhibits, interactive technologies and guided tours, visitors learn that this was a time when African Americans participated in government, founded churches, claimed access to education and negotiated new terms of labor. African American leaders are highlighted throughout the museum, including Charles M. Wilder, one of the first African Americans appointed as postmaster and Richard Greener, first black graduate of Harvard and the first black faculty member at the University of South Carolina, to name just a few.
Entry to the museum is free for HC members and residents of Richland and Lexington counties. For all other visitors, admission to the Museum of the Reconstruction Era or other properties is $10 for adults and $7 for youth. Register for tours at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills. The museum is open for self-guided tours from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Space is limited so guests will be registered on a first come first serve basis.