Join Historic Columbia for a Historic Happy Hour

Quarterly happy hour series returns to celebrate Hampton-Preston on Jan. 26

COLUMBIA, S.C., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 – Join Historic Columbia at their quarterly Historic Happy Hour for bicentennial trivia, drinks and light snacks. This edition of the series will feature trivia related to 1818 in recognition of the Hampton-Preston Mansion’s 200th anniversary and will take place from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26 at the Seibels House located at 1601 Richland Street.

“In nearly 200 years of American history, 1818 was bound to have some skeletons in its closet,” said James Quint, Historic Columbia’s director of education. “While researching, Historic Columbia uncovered many of the lesser-known, fascinating and quirky events that shaped the lives of those in and around Hampton-Preston.”

Three rounds of trivia will explore the historic events that took place across the nation, state and city in the year 1818. Guests will learn interesting facts and test their historical knowledge – from life on an urban estate to the national political stage. Guests will divide into teams to tackle three rounds of questions with prizes given to each round’s winning team and the overall winners.

As a refresher before the Happy Hour, be sure to visit the Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens. The estate is currently undergoing interior, exterior and garden restorations to prepare for its 200th anniversary. The site will remain open during the renovation period and will have a grand reopening to the public in the spring of 2018.

Tickets are $15/Historic Columbia members and $20/non-members. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. There is limited space and guests are encouraged to purchase advance tickets by visiting, calling (803)-252-1770 x 23 or emailing

About Historic Columbia:
In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for more details.

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