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Raise a Glass to History with Historic Columbia on July 17

COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 1, 2015)—Join Historic Columbia for happy hour at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 17, as we explore “History through Photography” at the Seibels House.

At this month’s happy hour, learn about the history of photography and discover what you look like through a stereoscope or as a daguerreotype in the circa-1796 Seibels House at 1601 Richland St. Admission is $15 for Historic Columbia members and $20 for non-members and includes drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. Reserve your spot at historiccolumbia.org, by calling 803.252.1770 ext. 23 or emailing reservations@historiccolumbia.org.

Believed to be the oldest house in Columbia, the Seibels House has stood for more than 200 years as the epitome of gracious southern hospitality that transforms special occasions into historic events. Due to a succession of owners throughout the centuries, the Seibels House today is a pleasing blend of several architectural styles. Often mentioned in 19th- and 20th-century travelogues and articles, the Seibels House has been long celebrated for its garden. In 2007, the garden received a comprehensive transformation through the vision of contemporary horticulturist A. Jenkins Farmer, featuring a revitalized landscape that merges existing historic elements with heritage plantings to showcase the contributions of generations of gardeners.

Historic Columbia’s Happy Hour program takes place the third Friday of each month. The next event will be held on Aug. 21 at the Robert Mills House and features a water balloon battle; learn more about this 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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