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Historic Happy Hour at Mann-Simons

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 4, 2016)—Historic Columbia hosts this month’s Historic Happy Hour at the Mann-Simons Site (1403 Richland St.) on Friday, Feb. 19, at 5:30 p.m.

Kick off your weekend with a sneak peek at the new exhibits being developed at Mann-Simons. Enjoy libations and light refreshments as archaeologists share stories of discoveries made at the property during recent excavations that have revealed the exciting narrative of this well-known African American family’s time in Columbia. Hands-on activities give participants the opportunity to dig deeper into the work that archaeologists perform to unearth the past. 

“We are looking forward to sharing the latest discoveries and new ideas with everyone,” says James Quint, director of education. “So much has been unearthed at the site in recent years that the stories of the generations who lived there have been taken to a fascinating new level. We are rethinking the best ways to use this new material and we hope our guests will share their thoughts with us.”

$15 for HC members and $20 for non-members. Food and drink included with admission. Must be 21 or older to attend. Reservations are recommended.

A family friendly version of this event, An Afternoon at Mann-Simons, supported by local McDonald’s owner/operators of Columbia, will be held the following Sunday, Feb. 21, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


For more information, visit 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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