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Historic Columbia announces September 2022 events



Historic Columbia announces a full month of programming and events for September 2022.

•Storytime in the Gardens—Thursday, September 8, 3:15–4 p.m. | Hampton-Preston Gardens

Join Historic Columbia and Richland County Public Library for a special outdoor “Storytime in the Gardens.” Enjoy stories and songs in the gazebo at the Hampton-Preston Mansion’s Henry Michael Powell Memorial Children’s Garden.

In addition, participants will play old fashioned historic games in the gardens. Please bring chairs and/or blankets for seating. This event is free and open to children of all ages; however, registration is required.

•Second Sunday Stroll, University Hill— Sunday, September 11, 2– 3:30 p.m. Tour begins at The Graduate

Explore University Hill with Historic Columbia on its Second Sunday Strolls program. This 90-minute guided walking tour will highlight Columbia’s University Hill neighborhood and explore how it was shaped and defined by urban renewal and the University of South Carolina’s eastward expansion. The tour will meet and begin at The Graduate, located at 1619 Pendleton Street.

Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome as space allows.

•Jubilee: Festival of Black History and Culture— Saturday, September 17, 11 a.m.– 6 p.m., Mann- Simons Site

This free outdoor festival brings musicians, artisans, dancers, and living historians together to celebrate South Carolina’s Black history and culture on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site. Jubilee is a celebration everyone can enjoy, and this year’s festival will feature a Kids Zone presented by Columbia (SC) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated. The festival will also feature a headlining performance from Keke Wyatt and a variety of other R&B, jazz, and gospel musicians, as well as artist demonstrations, family-friendly activities, and street vendors selling wares, gifts, art, food, and beverages. Throughout the day, guests are invited to take house tours of the Mann-Simons Site and the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House. Jubilee is made possible by the festival’s generous sponsors and is a free community event held along the streets outside the Mann-Simons Site at 1403 Richland Street in downtown Columbia. For more information, visit, call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or email

•Free Sundays Presented by Still Hopes, The Museum of the Reconstruction Era—Sunday, September 18, 1–4 p.m., The Museum of the Reconstruction Era

Join Historic Columbia for its Free Sunday program presented by Still Hopes to tour the Museum of the Reconstruction Era at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home located at 1705 Hampton Street.

These self-guided tours will take you through the nation’s only museum dedicated to interpreting the post-Civil War Reconstruction period and South Carolina’s only remaining presidential site. Admission is free for Richland and Lexington County residents with a valid I.D. No registration necessary.

•Concert in the Gardens— Thursday, September 22, 6–8 p.m., Seibels House & Garden, 1601 Richland Street.

•Behind the Scenes Tour: Peak Drift Brewing Company—Thursday, September 29, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Stone Manufacturing, 3452 North Main Street.

For more information and events, visit

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