The Foundation’s purpose is to acquire, hold in trust, preserve, restore, maintain, suitably mark, develop, advertise and operate structures and buildings of historic significance in Richland County; to receive funds, grants, donations and appropriations for the accomplishment of these purposes; to contract with others in furtherance of its purposes and to charge admission fees to its facilities; to prescribe rules and regulations governing the use of the facilities; and to authorize and create advisory committees, special memberships and societies in furtherance of its purposes.
 This foundation was created by State Legislative Act # 69 of 1963.



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The foundation shall consist of seven (7) members out of which the city appoints two (2) of these members.
Term of office is four (4) years with one (1) reappointment.
All appointees must reside within the corporate limits of the city.


Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month.

Committee Members:

Term Ends
Kimberly Jamieson1
October 2019
Ms. Isabelle Mandell2
October 2019
(#) denotes number of term

Contact Info:

Ms. Robin Waites
Executive Director
1601 Richland St.
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 252-7742
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