Published on December 19th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Discover Columbia: Second Installment of Remembering Columbia Series

Pictured: Clysdale International Parade in 1949 Columbia Main Street’s 1400 block

COLUMBIA, S.C. —Historic Columbia begins the New Year with the next installment of the four-part Remembering Columbia speaking and book-signing series with HC’s Director of Cultural Resources John Sherrer beginning Tuesday, January 5, at 6:00 p.m. in the Robert Mills Carriage House.

Combining new research with historic images of Columbia, Sherrer leads participants through conversations and activities that explore the city’s past. Learn about the events, places, and people that have shaped our community’s history through these featured photographs, many of which have never been seen by the public before this lecture series.

“With Remembering Columbia folks will see their contemporary city through the lenses of different people, events, and places,” says Sherrer. “This series is a journey into the past and an opportunity for participants to discover how they, too, may become historical detectives.”

Remembering Columbia is a visual road map that merges images with accounts of people, sites, and events pulled from historic newspapers, diaries, and ephemera. Building upon the efforts of previous generations, this account explores South Carolina’s capital city from its early years through the mid-20th century in ways previously underdeveloped or altogether unrepresented. The result is an intriguing detective story that will be enriching, surprising and compelling to life-long residents, newcomers and visitors alike.

Guests are encouraged to attend each session of this dynamic series, as every evening will cover completely new and different material from the author’s research. A book signing follows each discussion.

Upcoming sessions:

  • January 5
  • January 12
  • January 19
  • January 26

Full Series: $30 HC members / $35 general public / $30 college students / $20 teacher members.

Single Lecture: $10

For more information, visit

Image courtesy of the John Hensel Collection, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia

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 or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for more details.



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