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Historic Columbia Foundation and CA Johnson High School To Hold Learning Our History, Shaping Our Future
Historic Columbia Foundation and CA Johnson High School will hold Learning Our History, Shaping Our Future: CA Johnson Community History Day from 2 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, April 20 at CA Johnson High School. The free event features, … Continue reading
Historic Columbia Foundation is pleased to announce the completion of the Mann-Simons Outdoor Museum with the addition of interactive wayside signage and a new website, launched on February 13. “The installation of the wayside signage and the QR codes they … Continue reading
This August, Discover South Carolina’s SC Insider Arts and Cultural Blogger Shani Gilchrist joined us for the 34th Annual Jubilee Festival of Heritage. Check out Shani’s video blog entry about the festival and they newly installed Ghost Structure Exhibit here … Continue reading
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
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
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
Among the many bones recovered from the archaeological excavations at the Mann-Simons site were those belonging to three raccoons. What do they mean? Most simply, the bones mean there were at least three raccoons on site for some portion of … Continue reading