Historic Happy Hour | 1818 Trivia

One part happy hour, two parts history

Join Historic Columbia at their quarterly Historic Happy Hour for bicentennial trivia, drinks and light snacks. This edition of the series will feature trivia related to 1818 in recognition of the Hampton-Preston Mansion’s 200th anniversary and will take place from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26 at the Seibels House located at 1601 Richland Street.

“In nearly 200 years of American history, 1818 was bound to have some skeletons in its closet,” said James Quint, Historic Columbia’s director of education. “While researching, Historic Columbia uncovered many of the lesser-known, fascinating and quirky events that shaped the lives of those in and around Hampton-Preston.” 

Three rounds of trivia will explore the historic events that took place across the nation, state and city in the year 1818. Guests will learn interesting facts and test their historical knowledge – from life on an urban estate to the national political stage. Guests will divide into teams to tackle three rounds of questions with prizes given to each round’s winning team and the overall winners. 

As a refresher before the Happy Hour, be sure to visit the Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens. The estate is currently undergoing interior, exterior and garden restorations to prepare for its 200th anniversary.  The site will remain open during the renovation period and will have a grand reopening to the public in the spring of 2018.  

Tickets are $15/Historic Columbia members and $20/non-members. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. There is limited space, so get your tickets now!