Here’s a quick look at some historically minded happenings coming up this week in Columbia:
Tuesday, January 8 at 11 a.m: Woodrow Wilson hard-hat tour: Phase 1 of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home rehabilitation is complete. This tour allows guests the opportunity to visit the site which is currently under restoration and review the significance of this historic house and what is being done to preserve it from additional deterioration. Guests will also learn about the progress made during the first phase of the project then walk inside the house to gain a better understanding of the work that lies ahead. Cost $6.
Friday, January 11 at 11 a.m: Robert Mills Historic District Walking tour: Historic Columbia Foundation will host guided tours of the Robert Mills Historic District. Guests can enjoy the charm of this downtown neighborhood as they walk past some of Columbia's oldest remaining homes, observing some of the significant architectural features found in the area. Cost $6. Further information on both of the above events can be obtained by calling 803-252-1770 ex 24 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, January 12 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m: Museum roadshow at South Carolina State Museum: Aunt Martha’s coin silver wine holders, Kewpie dolls, a Picasso drawing, a Japanese bayonet, a Russian samovar, an Edgar Allan Poe first edition – you never know what might turn up at the Museum Road Show!
Inspired by PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow,” the program will offer informal (verbal) appraisals of a variety of objects. Museum curators and local experts will be on hand not only to discuss items, but also to provide tips on caring for the objects.
Same date from 1p.m.-4p.m at the State Museum: Mystery of the Hunley: Retired submariner Stonewall “Stoney” Hilton tells the tale of that fateful night in February 1864 when the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sank the USS Housatonic just outside Charleston Harbor. Hilton also presents the latest findings from the Warren Lasch Conservation Laboratory, which currently houses the Hunley.
Free with general admission or membership. Seating is limited
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