Anita Fox moved to Columbia in 1969 after visiting the New Town on several occasions. She recalls the Exhibit Center’s tours and watching the area grow from a country setting of 4,000 residents to a bustling suburb. Her many community activities are discussed, which include many firsts for Columbia, as well as her "on the side" chocolate business, Cordially Yours.
Helen Ruther is a Columbia pioneer, moving to Columbia in 1967 from New York. Her husband worked at the Social Security Administration, she was a homemaker with young children. Ruther talks about her involvement in the new community, first with the League of Women Voters and as founding member of Howard County Democratic Club and Columbia Film Society. As a pioneer Ruther knew Jim Rouse and shares stories about him.