Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy 200th Anniversary Columbia Pike

Hey tonight is the night to celebrate our beloved Columbia Pike. Below is the down and dirty on the event information. It's a beautiful day so take a walk this evening and check it out!

Monday, April 12, 2010
6:00 p.m.
The Salsa Room(formerly known as Cecilia's)
2619 Columbia Pike
Arlington,VA 22204

This FREE event commemorates the Congressional Charter of April 12, 1810 which established the Columbia Turnpike Co. for the construction of the Pike. The program speakers will discuss the rich history of Columbia Pike from the days of the Civil War to today's culturally diverse urban community, and the dynamic revitalization that is currently underway.

Event Speakers:
Sara Collins, Arlington historian and Columbia Pike expert
Dr. Talmadge Williams of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington;
Todd Endo of the Urban Alternative; and Arlington County Board
Chris Zimmerman, Arlington County Board Vice-Chairman
Special Performance by:

The Columbia Pike Community Chorus.


Anonymous said...

"PIKE 200 - Celebrating her past and the beginning of her 3rd Century"

"Her"? A road is female? That's weird.

Suffragette said...

Should everything be male inside the beltway?

Anonymous said...

Most of the men are feminine around here, why not the roads?

Anonymous said...

True, both comments.

Cratered by potholes, run over by buses and cars, stepped on by pedestrians...yup, we gals have it tough.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone go to the event? How was it?

Anonymous said...

Did anybody notice the mulch pile on Barton Street? WTF?