For the past several weeks, the gardens and grounds of the Robert Mills House have been home to dozens of uniquely crafted scarecrows from local businesses, schools, families and organizations. Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit is on display and open to the public until Oct. 31. Take a walk through the garden to see the scarecrows, and keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve” hiding somewhere on the grounds.
Before the exhibit closes, enjoy an afternoon in the gardens with your family for HC’s Scarecrows in the Garden Family Day, sponsored by Palmetto Parent, on Saturday, Oct. 26 from noon until 2 p.m. Children are invited to enjoy a variety of autumn activities and games while learning about the importance of the fall harvest and the history of Halloween. Find out which scarecrows won “People’s Choice Award” and “Best Class Crow” during the event.
A House in Mourning, the fall exhibit in the Hampton-Preston Mansion, looks at the mourning traditions common in Columbia during the 1860s. As a new feature for 2013, the exhibit includes a modern component featuring pictures and stories of public mourning submitted to Historic Columbia through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through the hashtag #HouseInMourning. A House in Mourning is part of the regularly scheduled Hampton-Preston Mansion tours and is on display until Oct. 31.
Source: HC Press Release
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