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Monthly Archives: August 2012
Anita Baker from The Columbia Star featured the Jubilee Panel Presentation and new Ghost Structures in her story African American sites in Columbia need to be preserved. Check out the article online here.
Historic Columbia Foundation was awarded a $11,500 grant from AT&T in support of the Mann-Simons community engagement project. The Learning Our History – Shaping Our Future project utilizes the Mann-Simons Site and Modjeska Simkins House to expose youth and elders … Continue reading
In honor of our 50th Anniversary as an organization, Historic Columbia Foundation is pleased to offer a three-part Lecture Series on the history of Columbia, South Carolina. We invite you to join us for Part III of the Early Columbia … Continue reading
Otis Taylor, from The State newspaper, highlighted the 34th Annual Jubilee Festival of Heritage in his article Festival invites guests to walk through ghost structures.
Last week, Austin Price from the Free Times visited the Mann-Simons Site to learn more about this year’s 34th Annual Jubilee Festival of Heritage. Check out his story online here. To learn more about the Jubilee Festival of Heritage, coming … Continue reading
The second Sunday of every month Historic Columbia Foundation offers a “Second Sunday Stroll” through one of the city’s historic neighborhoods. This month, visitors enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the Old Shandon neighborhood. Check out The State newspaper’s feature online … Continue reading
Friday afternoon WLTX News19 reporter Sydney Cummins visited the Mann-Simons Site to learn more about the recent additions to the property. The new (free) Outdoor Museum at the site will debut at the Foundation’s 34th Annual Jubilee Festival of Heritage … Continue reading
Preservation Matters: Columbia, SC | Re-imagining the Past: Mann-Simons Site Focus of New Approaches to Interpretation
For more than 30 years visitors to the tidy 19th-century cottage at 1403 Richland Street in downtown Columbia learned of Charleston native Celia Mann, whose journey from enslavement to freedom and relative prosperity in the antebellum capital city gave rise … Continue reading
The recent demolition of the George Elmore Five and Dime has been garnering much attention within the Columbia community. Mr. Hough, a radio executive in Hemingway, is the chairman of the S.C. African American Heritage Commission. Hough’s op-ed was featured … Continue reading
The recent demolition of the George Elmore Five and Dime has been garnering much attention within the Columbia community. WIS News 10 visited the site of the former Five and Dime story yesterday to speak with Robin Waites, Historic Columbia … Continue reading