In 1961 individual and corporate donors from across the city and region joined forces to save the Ainsley Hall House, which was under threat of demolition. These 265 "founding members" each contributed $1,000 towards the purchase of the building we know today at the Robert Mills House. This grassroots movement 50 years ago led to the establishment of Historic Columbia Foundation. In November 2011, Historic Columbia Foundation kicked off the yearlong celebration of its 50th Anniversary as a non-profit organization focused on preservation and education.
Come celebrate with us on Friday, November 9 for an evening under the tented grounds at the Robert Mills House and Gardens. This grand party will provide an evening filled with fabulous food, dancing, antique cars, music, silent auction and retro cocktails. Come decked out in your vintage early 1960s evening wear, the evening will surely delight. Ticket and auction sales will offset event costs and any net gain will support upcoming programs and events for Historic Columbia Foundation. Dress is cocktail attire. Must be 21 to attend. Ticket price includes food and drinks. All sales are final.
To sign up for email updates about the 50th Bithday Bash, click here. Be sure to select the 50th Anniversary box to receive party updates.
Join HCF today!
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Historic Columbia Foundation Membership Benefits:
- Free admission to our historic house museums,
- Discounts in the museum shop,
- A subscription to our quarterly newsletter,
- Guest passes and more!
- Free or discounted admission to all our programs, invitations to exclusive "Members-Only" events.
If you wish to reserve your place by mailing in a check or paying over the phone, please contact Brenna Cawthorn at 803.252.7742 ext 10.
More more information about Historic Columbia Foundation, visit www.historiccolumbia.org. For 50th Birthday Bash questions, sponsorship opportunites or general party information, contact Wendi Spratt at 803.252.7742 ext 12 or firstname.lastname@example.org.