• Dancin' Under the People Tree has been canceled tonight due to inclement weather. We will resume next week for our Island themed party. Come dressed up in fun island attire and dance the night away! We hope to see you next week!

  • Tonight's showing of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been cancelled.

  • The free weights room at Columbia Athletic Club is back open!

  • Due to construction, the main entrance to Columbia Swim Center will be closed. Beginning Monday, August 25, members will need to access the main entrance via the Handicap ramp located in the front of the building. The main entrance is anticipated to re-open on Wednesday, August 27th. We appreciate patience! 

Columbia Archives

Welcome to Columbia Archives


Address: 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044. (Directions can be found here.)  
Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • There are times that we close to accommodate off-site outreach programs or staff schedules.
  • Appointments are not necessary, but are strongly encouraged so that we may be able to serve you better.  
Phone: 410-715-3103

Archives Staff:

  • Barbara Kellner- Director, 410-715-3103
  • Jeannette Lichtenwalner- Archives Assistant/Digital Coordinator, 410-715-6781
  • Robin Emrich- Archivist, 410-715-5518

Welcome to Columbia Archives, a service of Columbia Association, which is  located at the downtown lakefront in Columbia, Maryland. Columbia Archives is the primary resource on the history of the planning and development of Columbia, as well as the life and career of its visionary founder, James Rouse. Columbia Archives serves researchers at every level, and welcomes residents and visitors who wish to learn more about Columbia’s past, present and future.