Each year, the Babcock Center produces the official ornament for the City of Columbia. This year, the organization features Historic Columbia Foundation's Robert Mills House and Gardens for its 2012 ornament.

Today's Travel Tuesday Trivia (below) is all about this signature Columbia, SC ornament. Before we get to the trivia -- history lesson! Charleston-born Robert Mills was the first American-born architect. Mills served as an apprentice to John Hoban, the architect of the White House. If you haven't seen Robert Mills' architecture in person, you've certainly seen it on TV and elsewhere - he designed the Washington Monument.

The 2012 "Christmas in Columbia" Babcock Ornament is available at Columbia Regional Visitors Center, located on the upper level of Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, for $13.50. Proceeds go to the Babcock Center, an organization committed to helping individuals with mental and physical disabilities achieve independence and a better quality of life.


Travel Tuesday Trivia:


What Columbia, SC icon was featured on the first official "Christmas in Columbia" Babcock Ornament? Give us your best shot at this. Answer correctly in a comment below, and we'll send you a 'famously hot' prize!