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Join Historic Columbia at their Presidential Historic Happy Hour: Quarterly happy hour series returns on inauguration night

COLUMBIA, S.C., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 – Join Historic Columbia on inauguration night at their quarterly Historic Happy Hour, presented by The Land Bank Lofts, for presidential trivia, drinks and light snacks. This edition of the series will feature presidential trivia and will take place from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 at the Seibels House, located at 1601 Richland Street in Columbia.
 
“Many past presidents visited Columbia during their lifetimes and often had interesting interactions during their visit,” said James Quint, Historic Columbia’s director of education. “Whether you support the incoming president or not, our trivia program is the perfect way to enjoy a historic evening.” 

Trivia questions will explore the executive office and its connections with Columbia. Guests will learn interesting facts and test their presidential knowledge – from learning about FDR’s visit to Fort Jackson during World War II, to George Washington’s comments on Columbia during his Southern tour. Guests will divide into teams to tackle three rounds of questions with prizes given to each round’s winning team and the overall winners. It doesn’t hurt to visit the Woodrow Wilson Family Home, South Carolina’s only presidential site, in advance of the trivia to refresh oneself on the boy named Tommy who would later become president.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. There is limited space and guests are encouraged to purchase advance tickets by visiting historiccolumbia.org, calling (803)-252-1770 x 23 or emailing reservations@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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