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February

History

Opening Day | Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It

SC State Museum

2/28 @ 10:00 am

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/28 @ 2:00 pm

Visual Art

Artist Salon: Columbia Now

2/27 @ 12:00 pm

Literature

Lee Smith and the Good ‘ol Girls | One Book, One Community Finale Event

One Book, One Community

2/26 @ 7:00 pm

Visual Art

Tatara Fire | A Discussion with Henry Mandell

2/24 @ 6:00 pm

History

Jasper’s Book Club

One Columbia for Arts & History, Jasper Magazine

2/22 @ 3:00 pm

Music

The Palladium Society Chili Cook-Off Presented by Music Farm Columbia

2/21 @ 5:00 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/21 @ 2:00 pm

History

Sherman’s Army at Doko

2/20 @ 7:00 pm

History

News from Hell before Breakfast: Old General Sherman Gives a Commencement Address

One Book, One Community

2/19 @ 7:00 pm

Music

Cleaning Up the Dirty South

2/17 @ 8:00 pm

Literature

Art from the Ashes Reading

Jasper Magazine

2/17 @ 7:00 pm

History

Columbia Burning: A Sesquicentennial Reappraisal

2/17 @ 9:00 am

Dance

Columbia Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Burning of Columbia

2/17 @ 5:00 pm

History

Burning of Columbia Historical Marker Unveiling

2/17 @ 4:00 pm

Theater/Film

Gone With the Wind REDUX

2/16 @ 5:30 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/16 @ 10:00 am

History

Confederate Home State Historical Marker Unveiling

SC Department of Archives & History, Richland County Conservation Commission

2/15 @ 2:00 pm

Theater/Film

Gone With the Wind

2/15 @ 1:00 pm

History

Sunday Roll: Bus Tour of Civil War Sites

Historic Columbia

2/15 @ 2:00 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/15 @ 10:00 am

History

Fire at Washington Street | Service of Remembrance

2/15 @ 11:00 am

History

Re-enactment of Firing on the State House

2/14 @ 12:00 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/14 @ 10:00 am

History

History Day

2/14 @ 10:00 am

History

Lunch & Learn Series

2/13 @ 12:00 pm

History

Congaree Creek Earthworks Historical Marker Unveiling

2/13 @ 2:00 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/13 @ 10:00 am

History

Tom Elmore Presents: The Burning of Columbia

2/12 @ 6 pm

Theater/Film

On Agate Hill | Theatrical Performance

2/12 @ 6:30 pm

Dance

Opening reception | Crafting Civil (War) Conversations

2/12 @ 5:30 pm

History

Sherman’s March through Lexington County

2/11 @ 6:30 pm

History

The Civil War in Lexington County with JR Fennell

2/10 @ 6:30 pm

History

Walter Edgar’s Conversations on the Civil War

2/10 @ 5:30 pm

Theater/Film

Sherman’s March

2/9 @ 5:30 pm

History

Crossings: An Art Performance Event | Participant Meetings

2/9 @ 6:00 pm

History

Civil War Lecture Series | Atlanta and Columbia Remember Sherman: Monuments and Ruins

Historic Columbia

2/8 @ 3:00 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/8 @ 10:00 am

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/7 @ 10:00 am

History

Columbia Time Machine | Civil War Coin Trail Kick-Off

2/7 @ 11:00 am

History

Lunch & Learn Series

2/6 @ 12:00 pm

History

Homeschool Friday | Columbia in the Civil War

2/6 @ 10:00 am

history

Walking in the Past Lane | The Burning of Columbia: The March from Columbia to Cheraw

Richland Library

2/5 @ 6:00 pm

Literature

Art from the Ashes | Panel Presentation

2/5 @ 7:00 pm

History

Opening Reception | Impressions of Chimneyville

Historic Columbia

2/5 @ 6:00 pm

History

Walter Edgar’s Conversations on the Civil War

2/3 @ 5:30 pm

Literature

Sherman’s Psychological War on Civilians and the Burning of Columbia

2/3 @ 7:00 pm

Theater/Film

The Searchers

2/2 @ 5:30 pm

History

Civil War Lecture Series: By the Red Glare Discussion and Book Signing

2/1 @ 3:00 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/1 @ 2:00 pm

Theater/Film

The Battle of Bull Run

2/1 @ 3:00 pm

Literature

Art from the Ashes | Book Launch and Art Exhibit Opening

2/1 @ 5:00 pm

January

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

1/31 @ 1:00 pm

History

Lunch & Learn Series

1/30 @ 12:00 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

City of Cayce, The River Alliance

1/30 @ 1:00 pm

History

Through the Fire

1/29 @ 7:00 pm

History

Walter Edgar’s Conversations on the Civil War

1/27 @ 5:30 pm

Theater/Film

CSA: The Confederate States of America

1/26 @ 5:30 pm

History

Civil War Lecture Series: Prisoner of War Camps in the Midlands, Chester DePratter

1/25 @ 3:00 pm

History

Lunch & Learn Series

1/23 @ 12:00 pm

History

What did Jews think about slavery at the start of the Civil War?

1/20 @ 6:30 pm

History

Walter Edgar’s Conversations on the Civil War

1/20 @ 5:30 pm

Theater/Film

Rebirth of a Nation

1/19 @ 7:00 pm

History

Civil War Lecture Series: Rattled Yankees & Inconsolable Civilians in the Wake of the Burning of Columbia

SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

1/18 @ 3:00 pm

History

Museum Road Show: Civil War Edition

1/17 @ 9:30 am

History

Jasper Magazine: January Issue Launch Party and One Book Announcement

Jasper Magazine

1/15 @ 6:00 pm

History

Walter Edgar’s Conversations on the Civil War

1/13 @ 5:30 pm

history

Sherman’s Flame & Blame Campaign: A Book Discussion with Patricia McNeely

1/11 @ 3:00 pm

History

Second Sunday Roll: Bus Tour of Civil War Sites

Historic Columbia

1/11 @ 2:00 pm

history

Walking in the Past Lane | The Burning of Columbia: The March along the Old State Road

Richland Library

1/8 @ 6:00 pm

Columbia Burning: A Sesquicentennial Reappraisal

Event Details

February 17

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

+ Add To My Calendar 17-02-2015 9:00:00 17-02-2015 17:00:00 15 Columbia Burning: A Sesquicentennial Reappraisal Main Street University of South Carolina, Columbia Museum of Art, Historic Columbia reservations@historiccolumbia.org DD/MM/YYYY

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Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-252-1770 x 23

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University of South Carolina, Columbia Museum of Art, Historic Columbia

Organizer Email

reservations@historiccolumbia.org

Ticket Info

All sessions require advance registration. Morning and afternoon sessions are free. Luncheon costs $30.

Presented by the University of South Carolina’s History Center, Institute for Southern Studies and Graduate School

9 – 11:30 am: Panel Discussion on the Burning of Columbia – Free session
By bringing in scholars who are generating new work on the burning of Columbia, our goal is to shed fresh light on the meaning of the events of February 17, 1865 as an example of urban disaster and recovery. The arrival of the Union army marked a day of jubilant emancipation for blacks, thousands of whom followed in the wake of Sherman’s advance northward. These and other topics, including the evolution of modern warfare, will be discussed.

  • Moderator: Dr. Don Doyle, University of South Carolina
  • Dr. Anne Sarah Rubin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, author, Through the Heart of Dixie, Sherman’s March and American Memory
  • Dr. Megan Kate Nelson, Historista.com and author of Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War
  • Caitlin Verboon, Yale University, author, “Urban Encounters: Race, Space, and Citizenship Struggles in Southern Cities, 1865-1877”
  • Dr. Thomas Brown, University of South Carolina, author, Civil War Canon: The Emplacement of Confederate Memory in South Carolina

12 pm: Luncheon – $30
Presentation on mid-to-late-19th-century foodways by Dr. David Shields with period appropriate meal by Scott Hall Catering.

2 – 4 pm: Discussion on Advancing Civic Dialogue around History – Free session
Dr. Tom Sugrue (University of Pennsylvania) will lead this discussion looking at the role of public history/public intellectuals in shaping and advancing civic dialogue to deal with difficult pasts, as well as the role of the academy in preparing students for community and public engagement.