History

Explore The Flutter Wing, Columbia’s newest boutique accommodations that feature the eclectic taste of Hotel Trundle and privacy for guests.
Columbia’s steeples offer a sense of place as you look at the skyline or when you need to figure out what block you’re on. Even more, these churches hold Columbia’s history in their walls.
Daylights Saving Time is this weekend, so in the spirit of ole Father Time, we’re looking at two of Columbia’s iconic Main Street clocks.
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From mill to museum, we’re exploring the history of how SCSM came to be — and how South Carolinians can celebrate its big anniversary.
Check out our guide to the many meaningful murals you can find around our city.
Hotel Trundle, the award-winning boutique hotel in downtown Cola, announced plans to open the Flutter Wing — a new block of rooms located around the corner from the flagship hotel that will overlook Main Street and the Columbia Museum of Art.
From unspoken rules to commuting, we’ve compiled tips, tricks, and fun memories we share as locals who know the city like the backs of our hands. Consider this your official list of unofficial Columbia rules.
SCSM is offering locals (and beyond) an immersive exploration of the museum’s extensive collections through its new online database, showcasing 1.1 million artifacts and artworks.
The new cupola will be placed back atop the historic Babcock building in early August, nearly three years after a fire burned the structure down.
With a history dating back thousands of years, museums in the Midlands showcase the history of the area, from the earliest settlers to the the trains that transformed cities and towns.
Take a look as we dive into the big stats of last year’s season and give you a bullet-point rundown of the history of Williams-Brice Stadium.
We reflect on the history of Joyful Alternative and share some of our readers’ favorite memories of this counter-culture staple from 1970 to 2003.
The City of Columbia recently installed a historical marker honoring Gilded Age model Harriette “Hettie” Eugenia Anderson honoring her legacy and Columbia, SC roots.
Most of us probably don’t have our state flags memorized, but it’s worth studying up: Our flag’s design reflects centuries of history.
Several projects around the Midlands were recognized by Historic Columbia for their revitalization efforts.
What do George Washington, The Pope, Pink Floyd, Oprah Winfrey, and Maya Angelou all have in common? High-profile visits to Columbia, SC over the past 250 years. Read on to learn more about their visits.
Help us learn more about the “Murf Board” built by Nancy Murphy in Columbia, SC, in the late 1970s.
The remains of fourteen Revolutionary War soldiers were found, excavated, and will now make their journey back to Camden, SC to be properly buried and remembered.
Columbia, SC has 230+ years of history. In this guide, we’re diving into the city’s oldest streets and how they got their names.
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