Total Eclipse Merchandise Now Available!

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We are getting so excited about the historic total eclipse coming to Columbia in just two weeks! Whether you’re a seasoned celestial aficionado, or a newbie to historic astronomical phenomenon, we’ve got all your eclipse viewing needs covered at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills!

Historic Columbia also has an exciting lineup planned for the Total Eclipse Weekend, including an epic Happy Hour Water Balloon Battle and special tours of Main Street and the Vista! Click here to find out more or come on by the Gift Shop at Robert Mills today! #historyiscool

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Get Ready to Bid…

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Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ will be here soon, and we’ve been hard at work finding exciting items, deals, tours, tickets and trips for The Palladium Society’s 11th annual silent auction! We’re particularly excited to have the first Behind-the-Glass tour of Hunter-Gatherer’s new brewery, complete with a private tasting, up for grabs during the event, keep reading for a small sampling of some of our auction items, and join us next Thursday to learn more about these and our other packages.

Explore the great outdoors without traveling far from home:

  • Columbia Famously Adventurous Package
  • Historic Fishing Adventure
  • Deer & Turkey Hunting on a 100-Acre Farm in Richland County

Get moving in the Soda City:

  • Get Fit! Package
  • Golf Day for You & a Buddy
  • Running into the Past with HC’s John Sherrer

Spend a night out on the town and explore the culture of Columbia::

  • SC Philharmonic Date Night
  • Nutcracker Ballet Basket
  • Ring in the New Year on Main Street

Sample some of the Soda City’s finest cuisine and learn to make your own tasty treats:

  • Raid My Pantry Private Cooking Event
  • Canning Dinner with Scott Hall & Mary Roe
  • Dine on Devine

Get out of town for a weekend and take a trip to:

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Virginia Mountain Getaway
  • Washington, DC

Gamecock football tickets, beer, parking: tailgate done.

  • USC Gameday Package

Get your tickets to Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ and join us October 23 for your chance to win these and other exciting items and packages up for bid!

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Place Your Holiday Greenery Orders by October 30!

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It’s time to place your orders with the Palmetto Garden Club for fresh and festive holiday greenery delivered directly from the mountains of North Carolina! Make decorating and gift-giving easy with a wide assortment of wreaths, garlands, table runners, flowers, pecans and garden tools, and support Historic Columbia’s garden restoration projects with your purchase.

All pre-paid orders must be received by Palmetto Garden Club by Thursday, October 30. Visit PalmettoGardenClub.org to download the order form and learn more, and please remember to make all checks out to Palmetto Garden Club. Orders must be picked up Thursday, December 4 between 10 am and 3 pm. Questions? Contact Caitlin O’Brien at 803.252.7742 x 15 or cobrien@historiccolumbia.org.

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Spruce Up Your Home & Garden with the Gift Shop at Robert Mills!

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Welcome spring into your home and garden with a visit to the Gift Shop at Robert Mills this weekend during our 2014 Gardening SymposiumThe Gift Shop will open early this Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 am for your shopping convenience, and don’t forget to bring your symposium brochure to enjoy 25% off all merchandise (excluding consignment items). Be sure to check out what the vendors and garden professionals who will also be on site to see what they have on sale as well!

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The Gift Shop at Robert Mills Wants to Thank You this April!

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It’s no joke! During the entire month of April, the Gift Shop at Robert Mills is proud to give our members, docents, staff, volunteers and board members a special thank you offer of 30% off all merchandise throughout the shop (excluding consignment items). This is our way of saying thank you to each of you for dedicating your time, energy and passion to Historic Columbia!

Come by the Gift Shop during our normal business hours to see what’s new and save! For more information about the shop, please call 803.252.1770 x 25 or email mjourney@historiccolumbia.org.

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Gift Shop Item of the Week: Mini Arbors

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Mini Arbor | $15.50

Our gardens are blooming, and spring has officially sprung in Columbia! Come enjoy our gardens, and take home a piece of that spring season with our mini arbors. Great for decorating or as a gift, these arbors are available in a variety of styles in the Gift Shop at Robert Mills.

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Gift Shop Spotlight: Woodrow Wilson Family Home

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To celebrate the reopening of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home, the Gift Shop at Robert Mills is offering a number of related goodies, including a collection of books about Reconstruction, Woodrow Wilson and preservation, oversized $100,000 bill note pads, Woodrow Wilson candy bars and collectible postcards, framed images of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home and more!

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Gift Shop Item of the Week: A Taste of the South Pecan Candies

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A Taste of the South Pecan Candies | $8.00

Buy yourself a tasty, local treat at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills! Made in Columbia, these pecan candies come in different flavors, including Cinnamon, Honey-Glazed and Double-Dipped Chocolate.

If you’re not in the mood for sweets, join us this Saturday, March 1, for the Palladium Society’s 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off. The Gift Shop at Robert Mills will be on site with a special selection of goodies and gift ideas as you sample some of Columbia’s most creative chili recipes. Tickets include all you can eat and drink chili, wine and beer, as well as live music by The Items and are $15 for Palladium Society members, $25 for HC members, $30 for the general public and free for kids 12 and underGet your tickets today to avoid the lines and enjoy your membership discount- all tickets will be $30 at the door!

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Gift Shop Item of the Week: Star Spangled Banner Parchment

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Star Spangled Banner Parchment | $5.00

Did you know that Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star Spangled Banner” 200 years ago? This decorative parchment featuring our national anthem is a great way to celebrate its bicentennial – and it looks great framed! While you’re here, check out the other historic documents we have in stock.

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