2019-01-11 / Events

January events at Historic Columbia

Contributed by Historic Columbia

• Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Claussen’s Inn—Thursday, January 17, 6–7:30 p.m., Claussen’s Inn

Go behind-the-scenes with Historic Columbia and explore the Claussen’s Inn, a historic Five Points landmark. Learn more about the origins of this building, its evolution in the 20th century, and how the project’s current owners plan to bring new life to Five Points with boutique residential apartments.

• Garden Workshop, Pruning— Saturday, January 19, 9–11 a.m., Gardens of the Robert Mills House

Have you been accused of “Crepe Murder?” Is your garden suffering from live oak blackout? Join horticulturists Keith Means and Evan Clements for Historic Columbia’s Winter Pruning Workshop.

• Dollar Sunday, Robert Mills House—Sunday, January 20, 1–4 p.m.

The third Sunday of the month, residents of Richland and Lexington counties are invited to tour of one of Historic Columbia’s house museums for just $1 on Dollar Sunday! This month, visit the Robert Mills House & Gardens, one of only five National Historic Landmarks within Columbia, and explore architecture and daily life in the 1820s in Columbia. The Robert Mills House exemplifies the skill of the first architect born and trained within the United States who designed some of the nation's most prominent buildings, including the Washington Monument. Tours leave at the regular tour hours at 1, 2:30, and 4 p.m.

• Research Roundtable, Babcock Building—Tuesday, January 22, 12–1 p.m., Seibels House

Join Historic Columbia for their monthly Research Roundtable. Recently, one of Columbia’s most iconic structures—the Babcock Building on the grounds of the former South Carolina State Hospital Bull Street campus – was threatened by fire. This month, join Historic Columbia’s director of cultural resources, John Sherrer, as he explores the history of this venerable building.

• Unexampled Courage: A Conversation with Judge Richard Gergel—Wednesday, January 23, 6– 7:30 p.m., USC School of Law Auditorium

Join Historic Columbia, the USC History Center and the USC School of Law for “Unexampled Courage: A Conversation with Judge Richard Gergel.” Judge Gergel is a United States District Judge renowned for presiding over some of the South Carolina’s most contentious lawsuits. He will discuss his upcoming book Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring. • Historic Happy Hour, Hamilton in Columbia—Friday, January 25, 5:30–7 p.m., Seibels House

What does the musical Hamilton have to do with Columbia? Almost nothing! But we love an excuse for trivia, and we thought we’d have a go at introducing Hamilton to Columbia. This Historic Happy Hour whistles a different tune from our usual fare as we turn our attention to the celebrated hip-hop operetta, Hamilton: An American Musical.

For more information, visit historiccolumbia.org.

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