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Visit Historic Columbia in September for Remembering Columbia Lectures, Happy Hour History Tours of The Vista, and the 37th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage

This month Historic Columbia celebrates the release of the new book, Remembering Columbia, with an engaging lectures series and resumes its popular Happy Hour History Tours of The Vista. The celebration continues with the 37th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage on Sept. 19. Learn more at historiccolumbia.org, and make your plans to enjoy a Second Sunday Stroll through University Hill and this year’s Scarecrows in the Garden Workshop.


Remembering Columbia Lecture Series and Book Signing

Tuesdays, September 1, 8, 22 & 29 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

In celebration of the release of the new book, Remembering Columbia by HC’s Director of Cultural Resources John Sherrer, this four part lecture series guides us through a visual road map of the Columbia’s past to present. Drawn from a rich collection of private and institutional archives, the images we’ll examine during this lecture series trace over 150 years of our city’s history. Guaranteed to be of interest to new comers and life-long residents alike, this glimpse into the past is a must-see, must-do program for those who find that #historyiscool!

A book signing follows each lecture. This is the very first opportunity to purchase a copy (and have it signed!) of Remembering Columbia, to be released by Arcadia later this month.

Full Series – HC members: $30, $35 non-members, $30 college students, $20 teacher members  

Single Lecture – $10


Happy Hour History Tours: The Vista

Fridays, September 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

In September, our monthly Happy Hour program expands into our popular Happy Hour History tours of the Congaree Vista! Get to know the Vista like never before on this guided walking tour, complete with cocktail and appetizer stops along the way. It’s the perfect way to start your weekend! The guided tours meet in the Publix parking lot on Gervais Street and explore the history and architecture of the Vista.

HC members $20, nonmembers $25, admission includes cocktails and appetizers along the way.


The 37th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage

Saturday, September 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Celebrating the rich cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit of African Americans in Columbia, SC, the Jubilee: Festival of Heritage isJubilee 2015 postcard_front held annually in late summer on the grounds of Historic Columbia‘s Mann-Simons Site & Outdoor Museum. Jubilee features a variety of activities including hands-on demonstrations from some of the region’s most skilled artists and craftsmen, musical entertainment including African drumming, R&B, jazz, and gospel, and vendors with African-influenced and traditional merchandise. Highlights of the festival also include preview tours of the Mann-Simons Site, African American heritage sites tours, and many other activities throughout the day. This year’s entertainment includes headliners The Reggie Sullivan band and DJ Prince Ice and more!



For more information about Historic Columba and these events, visit historiccolumbia.org or call 803.252.1770 x 23



About Historic Columbia Foundation:

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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