In October 2005 Historic Columbia Foundation (HCF) closed the Woodrow Wilson Family Home (WWFH) to visitors, removed all collections, documented the conditions, and began the road to rehabilitating this nationally significant historic site.
A complete rehabilitation of the property includes:
- repairing every ailing inch (interior and exterior) of the 1872 wood-frame structure
- renovating the landscape to interpret a Victorian-era formal front and working back yard, and
- constructing a new outbuilding to house the state-of-the-art mechanical systems as well as visitor amenities and a catering kitchen.
The current cost estimated for full rehabilitation of the WWFH totals $3,350,000. Thanks to generous support from Richland County, the recent receipt of a National Parks Service Save America’s Treasures grant and 100% participation from the HCF Board of Trustees, in April we initiated Phase One of the rehabilitation.