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.
Modjeska Monteith Simkins House
Each year, Historic Columbia’s Annual Fund program supports a meaningful project that will have lasting impact on our community. This year’s Annual Fund will focus on interpretative and educational upgrades at the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House, which has been managed by Historic Columbia since 2006. Built between 1890 and 1895, this one-story cottage was home to Modjeska Monteith Simkins, considered "the matriarch of Civil Rights activists of South Carolina," from 1932 until her death on April 5, 1992.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at (803) 252-7742 x 12.
How to Give
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.