Historic Columbia Foundation was founded in 1961 by a group of preservationists intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House, known today as the Robert Mills House. In 1967 the restored 1823 residence opened to the public as a house museum. Also that year, Historic Columbia Foundation became the steward of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home, which had been operating as a shrine to our nation's 28th president since 1932. Five years later, the organization gained stewardship of the Hampton-Preston Mansion and in 1978, the Mann-Simons Site.
Historic Columbia Foundation will cap off its 50th anniversary year with a Birthday Celebration at the Robert Mills House and Gardens on Friday, November 9 at 7 p.m. This event wraps up the Foundation’s year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary, which began in November 2011 with a street fair and family day. The celebration includes food stations and retro cocktails, a jazz band and DJ, a vintage fashion exhibit, antique car display, and a silent auction, all on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and Garden. Tickets to Historic Columbia Foundation’s Birthday Celebration are $75 per person or $50 for Palladium Society members. Tickets are on sale now by calling (803) 252-7742 ext. 12 or at http://hcfbirthdaybash.eventbrite.com.
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