Community Tributes

Community Tributes

You’re invited to be part of a Big Celebration in 2017!

Community organizations, academic institutions, churches and professional entities are invited to participate in special tributes and celebrations.

Columbia will turn 50 on June 21, 2017 (the Summer Solstice) and the entire week will be dedicated to a time of celebration under the People Tree.

The Birthday year begins earlier with special events and activities—March 20 (the Vernal Equinox) and continue through September 22, 2017.

Six months of celebration—a wonderful opportunity to honor an amazing 50 Years of Columbia, Maryland.

Appreciate the past. Imagine the future


  • September 1, 2017 - October 13, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An exhibit celebrating the pivotal role the arts have had in advancing Columbia’s ideals and inspiring our community. Select artwork from The Rouse Company | Howard Hughes Corporation art collection – originally on view at the Rouse headquarters building but largely tucked away in storage since the company’s relocation in 2013 – will once again