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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Preservation Maryland is focusing on Columbia this Saturday


   Preservation Maryland is hosting an event called "The Next America: Columbia Maryland" this Saturday June 4th that requires a registration.  Only a few tickets remain.
Photo courtesy of Columbia Association Archive.

   Here is how they describe the day:

"Columbia, Maryland is a prime example of the New Town Movement in the United States, but it stands apart due to its approach to planning and its emphasis on diversity. Next year Columbia will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Join Preservation Maryland and the Columbia Archives on a bus tour to take a special look at the “Columbia Story.”

Our day will begin at the Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village, where we will hear about the original vision developer James Rouse had for Columbia. We will then board the bus and see first hand the original village centers and have a special look inside one of the original mid-century homes and an interfaith center. We will then have lunch by the original Rouse Company headquarters, which was designed by Frank Gehry, and we will then be given a behind the scenes tour of the Gehry designed Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Ticket Price includes lunch. Preservation Maryland Members and Columbia Residents: $45; Non-Members: $60.- See more at:


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