Columbia Archives Explores James Rouse Vision for Columbia, Maryland with Open House Event on Wednesday, October 10th
A one-hour video featuring people who knew Columbia founder James Rouse and a lecture by the producer of a television program on Baltimore's Inner Harbor are featured events for an Oct. 10 open house at the Columbia Archives. The program called "Balancing the Value of the Past While Providing a Vision for the Future" will feature four events that provide information about the history of Columbia and community planning in general.
The first event "Looking Back at Town Center Planning" is a presentation about ways people can preserve the past and continue to create a vision for Columbia's future. That event runs from noon until 1 p.m.
The second event "Talking About Jim Rouse" is an hour-long screening of a newly remastered Columbia Matters documentary featuring interviews of people who knew Rouse well. The program
includes an interview with famed architect Frank Gehry. The screening runs from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
The third event "Archives on Our Lives" will feature a lecture by Kim Skeen, who is the producer of a Public Broadcast Service documentary called "Global Harbors" about Baltimore's Inner Harbor that Rouse designed. The documentary discusses the influence the Inner Harbor has had on harbors throughout the world. The event that runs from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The final program of the day "Walking Tour of Town Center" will feature a walking tour of Town Center that focuses on ways to balance historic preservation and development. The tour will be held from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
The Columbia Archives is located on the ground floor of the American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, Maryland 21044 in Town Center near Lake Kittamaquandi.
Contact Barbara Kellner, Columbia Archivist at 410-715-3103 for more information.