Columbia is South Carolina’s second capital city, but its story is second-to-none.
Participants in Historic Columbia’s Early Columbia lecture series have been learning its story cover-to-cover. The third installment of the series is underway this spring on Tuesday evenings.
Part I of Historic Columbia’s Early Columbia lecture series began in the fall, covering early settlers and Columbia’s oldest churches, families and houses. It continued with part II over the winter, the post-Civil War years and turn of the century. Part III, “The Twentieth Century: Columbia Celebrates 200 Years,” began April 1 and continues through May 6.
The series is taught by Dr. Warner Montgomery, author of “Columbia Revisited,” which serves as the textbook for the series. Montgomery retired as the owner-publisher of the Columbia Star newspaper and now writes and teaches about the history of Columbia.
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Lectures are held from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Seibels House & Garden at 1601 Richland St. near downtown Columbia. On Tuesday, April 8, the topic is Main Street: Business and Commerce.
The lecture series is $50 for Historic Columbia members, $60 for non-members, and $35 for students. You can pay $10 for individual sessions. Registration is not required but space may be limited and allowed according to availability on a first-come, first-served basis.
Reserve your seat by mail, by emailing reservations to @historiccolumbia.org, or by phone at (803) 252-1770, ext. 23.
Bridget Winston, Special to The State