With the support from Columbia Borough, Columbia Historic Preservation Society, Rivertownes PA USA and Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce. We are proud to announce this celebration of the newly finished River Trails Building located at Front & Walnut Street, Columbia, PA.
First to start this celebration on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM-1 PM is the Susquehanna Riverlands Conservation Landscape Summit. This is a RSVP event with Keynote Speaker Julie Fitzpatrick Assistant Director / Special Projects Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Downtown Center. Attached is the itinerary and times of programs.
Second, the ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 PM that the public can observe the facilities that include kitchen, information desk, modern restrooms and dexk that overlooks the riverfront. This 2 million dollar project is to guide visitors to the beautiful flowing hills of Chiques and the attractions in the Columbia area.
Then our final event for the general public to explore Columbia’s past and future in many facets.Vistors can enjoy lectures by Jack Hubley (Nature Program for All Ages), Randolph Harris (Origins of the Underground Railroad), William Whipper portray-er (Richest Black American and famous Abolitionist), Lydia Hamilton-Smith portray-er (Thaddeus Stephens personal friend and Abolitionist) and Mike Acord, Susquehanna Fish & Tackle.(fishing the Susquehanna).
We will also have boating safety, bicycle demonstrations, home composting and kayak demonstrations. Civil War recruiting office to defend the bridge, and other Civil War era soldiers. Special guest Tom Hermansader , “Art Flows in Columbia, a drawing experience” a riverfront demonstration on the Susquehanna River. Live music, food trucks, alpaca farm and much more. (Please see attached event list and map).
If you could be so kind and promote this for Columbia and all the potential visitors that will utilize this riverfront.
Director, Columbia Historic Preservation Society
Columbia, PA 17512