The most successful historic preservation starts at the grassroots level when dedicated individuals band together to ensure the future of irreplaceable community assets and tangible links to our shared past.
Current Issues & Initiatives
Historic Columbia is the primary preservation advocacy organization in Columbia and Richland County. We work with neighborhoods, City and County Council members, property owners and other interested parties to ensure the preservation of essential historic resources in the area. Learn more about local preservation projects and ways you can help advocate for them.
The City of Columbia has a demolition review process that offers a window of opportunity for citizens to voice their concerns over the proposed destruction of historic properties that carry a local landmark status or may be eligible for such distinction. Learn More
Know of a preservation project worthy of recognition or someone whose preservation leadership deserves celebrating? Submit nominations for Historic Columbia's annual Preservation Awards selected each May during Historic Preservation Month. Read more for details and to download a nomination form.