National Historic Preservation Month in May

The month of May has been proclaimed National Historic Preservation Month in the City of Columbia. Since its inception by the National Trust for Historic Preservation during the 1970s, National Historic Preservation Month has been a way to promote historic places. The City’s Planning staff is promoting a number of activities and events throughout the month of May that focus on the history and architecture of Columbia.

Cities of all sizes across the nation will participate in National Historic Preservation Month. Citizens of Columbia are encouraged to celebrate by participating in the following events:

  • Vista Architecture Scavenger Hunt | May 1st - 31st | West Gervais Historic Commercial District 
  • Jane’s Walk (+Talk) | May 4th from 9:30am – 11:00am | Corner of Main and Washington Street
  • Proclamation + Mable Payne Award | May 7th from 6:00pm – 7:00pm | City Hall, Council Chambers: 1737 Main Street, 3rd floor
  • Children’s Architecture Craft | May 11th from 10:00am – 12:00pm | Columbia Arts Center: 1227 Taylor Street
  • Film Screening: Citizen Jane | May 16th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm | Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main Street
  • Preservation Bike Ride | May 19th from 9:00am – 12:00pm | Corner of Main and Washington Street

For more information or to view the calendar of events, visit or email the preservation staff at [email protected]