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Monday, January 13, 2014

Columbia Archives mini course on Creating Columbia


   As we come up to the 50th anniversary of the founding of Columbia the Columbia Archives is holding 3 sessions of a mini course called "Creating Columbia."  The sessions are on consecutive Mondays starting Monday February 3, February 10 and February 17 from 2-3:30 pm.  Go to this link to register.

Each of the sessions description is described on their website:
    The Feb. 3 session will look at James Rouse’s vision for this new city of Columbia, his decision to purchase land in Howard County and why his idea was a gamble.
    The Feb. 10 session will concentrate on the mystery of just who was making these major purchases of thousands of acres, and then Howard County’s reaction to the announcement about who was buying the land, and why.
    The Feb. 17 session will examine the formation of The Work Group, a think tank of experts who helped turn Rouse’s idea of creating a better city into a reality.

These sessions will be led by Columbia historian Barbara Kellner, director of Columbia Archives.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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