Foodways are an important addition to our knowledge of our communities. Students will be introduced to this fascinating study of cultures with a presentation on the history of Southern food and how it has impacted our understanding of Columbia’s people. Chef Wes Fulmer of Motor Supply Co. Bistro will be on hand to lead the discussion. We will also learn about historic foods that have been recently reintroduced to Columbia’s farms and gardens including the Bradford watermelon and Herbemont grapes.
All homeschool students are invited to participate in Historic Columbia’s Homeschool Friday programs on the first Friday of the month. Each month’s program is from 10 - 11:30 a.m. and includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites with Historic Columbia. Homeschool Friday programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels. Homeschool Friday is open to families and homeschool groups of less than 10 students. For larger groups, we recommend arranging a separate visit to explore that month's topic. Program participants should gather in the Gift Shop at Robert Mills on the day of the program unless otherwise noted.
The cost is per student, with an accompanying adult free. Homeschool Fridays are $5 for members, $6 for non-members and $8 for both members and non-members at the door.
If you have questions, would like to be on our mailing list, or if you would like to register for the entire year of Homeschool Friday programs, please contact us by email or call 803.252.1770 x 26.