Historic Columbia, Mann-Simons, Jubilee Fest - part 1

Photos courtesy of The Historic Columbia Foundation The 38th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History and Culture will occur on Saturday, September 17th at the Mann-Simons Site, located at 1403 Richland Street in Columbia, South Carolina. The Historic Columbia Foundation, in conjunction with recently completed renovations of the historic Mann-Simons Site, is celebrating the Jubilee Festival of African American history and culture in South Carolina. Free and open to the public, the festival will last from 11:00 AM-6:00 PM.


An outdoor event, the Jubilee Festival will feature live music, dance, food, arts and crafts, and other artistic vendors and family-friendly games. Various acts including Collette, Katera, Reverend Matthew Mickens and the Highway Travelers, and The Benedict Concert Choir will provide music, while Akintunde will perform a stand-up comedy routine. Tours of the Mann-Simons House will also be available.


For further information or questions, please visit www.historiccolumbia.org/jubilee, send an email to jubilee@historiccolumbia.org, or contact The Historic Columbia Foundation at 803.252.1770 (extension 23).


Next week’s blog post will feature more information about the updates at the Mann-Simons site.


– Mary Catherine Ballou