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Cool Off with an Historic Water Balloon Battle on Aug. 21

COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 28, 2015)— Beat the heat of this famously hot summer with Historic Columbia’s first Water Balloon Battle on Friday, Aug. 21, at 5:30 p.m.

Part of HC’s monthly Happy Hour program, attendees will break into teams to learn about military tactics through history and battle it out on the grounds of the Robert Mills House at 1616 Blanding Street. Afterward, relax with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at this historic site.

Admission is $15 for Historic Columbia members and $20 for non-members and includes drinks and light appetizers. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Reserve your spot at historiccolumbia.org, by calling 803.252.1770 ext. 23 or emailing reservations@historiccolumbia.org.

One of only five National Historic Landmarks within Columbia, the Robert Mills House exemplifies the skill of the first architect born and trained within the United States who designed some of the nation’s most prominent buildings, including the Washington Monument. Today, the structure stands as a testament of its designer’s architectural ability and the preservation efforts of generations of Columbians. 

During September, Historic Columbia’s monthly Happy Hour program will be replaced by the popular Happy Hour History Tours of the Congaree Vista every Friday; learn more about these and other upcoming events at historiccolumbia.org.


About Historic Columbia:

In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit historiccolumbia.org or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for more details.

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