Columbia History: Tours of all kinds
Here’s a quick look at some historically-minded events coming up this week:
Thursday, January 17, 11 a.m: Garden Tour of the Robert Mills Grounds: this 60 minute guided tour features the Founder’s Garden, herb gardens, and My Mother’s Garden at the Robert Mills Property. Visitors will learn about the various plants, herbs, and trees that adorn the Robert Mills House grounds. Depending on the season, visitors may learn about vegetables planted at 19th century homes, heirloom flowers and old garden roses. The Founder’s Garden is designed to mimic 1820’s-inspired English gardens. One of the big leaf magnolias on the property was transplanted from Alwehav Plantation, home to Sarah Hall’s half-sister.
Saturday, January 19, 1 p.m: Women of Hampton-Preston Tour: From the antebellum south through the roaring 20s, women and their roles in society changed drastically over the course of a century. This tour looks into the lives of the women who worked, played, and stayed in the Hampton-Preston Mansion and at the site. Each room in the mansion provides insight into the history and progress of women from the time it was occupied by families through the time it housed the Chicora College for Women. Cost of this tour and the Robert Mills Garden tour is $6
Sunday, January 20, 1-5 p.m: Dollar Sunday at Historic Columbia: Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of one of our historic house museums for just $1! Visit the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion or the Mann-Simons Site. General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Last tour begins at 4 p.m. Purchase tickets at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills House. For further information on all events, please call 803-252-1770, ext. 24. Or email email@example.com .
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