There is history all around us; you just have to know where to look. On Saturday, May 12, join Columbia Archives on one of three WalkAlongs and get to know some of Columbia’s hidden treasures. Three different walking tours will start out from Columbia Town Center at 10 a.m. Trained guides will lead the groups.
Tour 1 will set off across Route 29 via the pedestrian bridge to Oakland Mills. Participants will take a historical journey from Howard County’s agrarian roots through the development and on-going refinements of Oakland Mills Village.
Tour 2 will venture to Wilde Lake and the neighborhood of The Birches. The emphasis will be on the mid-20th century architecture of the custom-built homes and the 19th-century structures that were a part of Oakland Manor.
Tour 3 will explore the softer side of Town Center. A wooded path along a stream connects the lakefront and the Vantage Point neighborhood. Now, and more so in the future as Columbia sees increased development of the Town Center, this well-thought-out plan to incorporate nature in our everyday lives is an important tenet of Columbia.
The tours are free but registration is required and limited to 30 people per tour. Registration is now available online at walkalong.eventbrite.com. For more information, please call 410-715-3103 or e-mail Barbara.Kellner@ColumbiaAssociation.org.
Columbia Archives, a service of the Columbia Association, is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged. Among the materials available are articles about Columbia from the local and national media; home builders’ brochures; and Merriweather memorabilia; as well as a large document collection that is available for research. For more information on the Columbia Archives, please visit ColumbiaArchives.org.
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