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Historic Columbia to hold Galleries and Gardens: From Landrum to Leeds

The Robert Mills House will host "Galleries and Gardens" on May 15
The Robert Mills House will host "Galleries and Gardens" on May 15photo by author

Pack your lunch and join Historic Columbia at the Robert Mills House for a special tour of From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia, an exhibit of ceramics in the basement of the Robert Mills House. Afterwards, enjoy a picnic lunch in the gardens of the Hampton-Preston Mansion gardens or in the Robert Mills Carriage House in the event of inclement weather. The event is scheduled for 12-1 p.m.on May 15.

Presented by Wooten & Wooten, Auctions of Fine Art, Antiques & Great Estates, From Landrum to Leeds explores the various dining, cooking and storage wares common in 19th-century Columbia, South Carolina by drawing from Historic Columbia's growing collection of locally made and imported ceramics. Highlights will include examples from the Landrum-Stork pottery, formerly located in what is today Forest Acres, and a variety of imported English ceramics, examples of which will be showcased in a new focus gallery and throughout the Robert Mills House.

Cost of the event is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for HC members. Reservations can be made by calling 803-252-1770 ex 23 or emailing reservations@historiccolumbia.org. Reservations can also be made here.

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Robert Mills Ceramics exhibit
Robert Mills Ceramics exhibit photo by author

Robert Mills Ceramics exhibit

A broad view of the ceramics exhibit,From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th Century Columbia, in the focus gallery in the basement of the Robert Mills House. A special Galleries and Gardens presentation on this exhibit will be held on May 15.

Locally made ceramics
Locally made ceramics photo by author

Locally made ceramics

A close-up view of locally made ceramics in the Landrum to Leeds exhibit. Some pieces were made in Forest Acres and others in Edgefield. The exhibit is sponsored by Wooten & Wooten, Auctioneers of Antiques, Fine Art and Great Estates.

English plate
English plate photo by author

English plate

Some ceramics in the exhibit came from England. This plate is an example.From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia, is currently running in the basement of the Robert Mills House.