We are a non-profit organization working to preserve and protect the history of our region for generations to come. Founded in 1961 by a group of concerned advocates, we have always looked to the Columbia community for support and guidance. Gifts of all sizes help us achieve our goal of preservation, education and advocacy. Thank you for investing in Columbia's past, present and future!
Our mission is to support and protect the historical and cultural heritage of Columbia and Richland County through advocacy, education and preservation. Your financial support is not only an investment in preserving Columbia's past, but also its future. Help us to keep history alive in the hearts and minds of Richland County residents.
This year’s Annual Fund will complement the rehabilitative work taking place at the Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens and will help restore the main entrance of the mansion to its early 19th-century look and feel. The project will include the addition of a wall-to-wall floor covering, which will give the entry hall a more period-appropriate look and feel.
Hampton-Preston Mansion Rehabilitation
On the 200th anniversary of its construction, the Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens are undergoing extensive capital and horticultural restorations as well as a thematic reinterpretation. Your support allows us the rare opportunity to act on research conducted during the mansion's original rehabilitation in 1969. Learn more about the work at Hampton-Preston.
With donor support, we are strengthening our position as the local and regional horticultural resource for information about historically significant plants. Support allows us to increase our ability to display and share data from our existing living collections database. We work to meet and exceed the highest standards set for botanical gardens. Learn more about our gardens.
Interested in supporting other areas?
We are happy to help you determine how best to support Historic Columbia. Our Director of Development, Megan Plott, will be happy to help you customize your gift. Contact Megan at email@example.com or at (803) 252-7742 x 12.
How to Give
Make a secure donation online.
Call Megan Plott at (803) 252-7742 x 12
Mail your donation to:
Attn: Development Department
1601 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
If you have an interest to support a project or initiative not listed above, contact Megan Plott or call 803.252.7742 x12 for more information.
Other Ways to Give
Gifts of long-term appreciated stock or mutual fund shares are an easy and tax-beneficial way to make a contribution to Historic Columbia or an existing fund.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Contact your employer to find out if they have a matching gift policy and the process to submit a matching gift.
Your estate plan can be used to support the charitable causes that matter most to you. Include Historic Columbia in your will or trust to leave a lasting legacy.
Artifacts & Artwork
We actively collect artifacts to help better tell stories. If you're interested in donating artifacts that may fit our collecting scope, please contact our cultural resources department directly here.