Happy Birthday Columbia
Columbia State Historic Park celebrates 169 years today!
Gary Neubert, Vice President of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, was Wednesday’s “Newsmaker of the Day”.
One Hundred Sixty Nine years ago, gold was discovered in Columbia. This discovery changed the land forever when thousands of people came to the Gem of Southern Mines to “strike it rich”.
The public is invited today to come experience and commemorate this monumental event.
“This is a free rain or shine event,” said Neubert. “You are invited to celebrate with us as we remember why and how Columbia grew into the richest Gold Rush era towns in California’s history.
The celebration of Columbia’s birthday will be held from 11 AM to 3 PM in front of the museum and along Main Street.
Costumed docents will be present serving birthday cake and punch as the town comes alive with music, speeches, and re-enactments of the events that occurred on that historic day in 1850.
Neubert also talked about numerous upcoming events including the Old Mill Run, the Easter Parade, the Fireman’s Muster and the Diggans.
For more information about the Columbia Chamber, joining the Chamber and the numerous Chamber sponsored events that take place in Columbia, log onto http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML.