HCJ Receives $5,000 Grant from National Trust for Historic Preservation

In April 2021, the National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded a $5,000 grant to Historic City of Jefferson. This is the first grant HCJ has received from the NTHP. With the funding, HCJ will digitize all of the files in its collection and make these available online. This will ensure anyone, anywhere is able to learn about the historic buildings in Missouri’s state capitol!

We need your help now! As part of the grant, HCJ must raise matching funds. We have a goal of raising $5,000 within the next three months. Please help us reach our goal by making a donation today.

You can click the “Become a Member” tab at the top right of the page and then select the “Donation” button halfway down.

You can also mail a check to: HCJ, PO Box 105056, Jefferson City, MO 65110.

If you would prefer to donate your time instead, we need help digitizing the items in our library. Staff are available to show you the process and help along the way. 

If you would like to volunteer or have questions about the grant, please contact Anne Green (HCJ Executive Director) at hcjexec@gmail.com.

From the Executive Director

Historic City of Jefferson is currently updating our website and transitioning to a new platform. Please bear with us as we develop the new site. We promise the new site will be worth the wait!

For the most up-to-date event specific information, please follow us on Facebook (@HCJInc) or contact us directly.

The Historic City of Jefferson has come a long way in 38 years – and we are still growing stronger in efforts to educate about Jefferson City past, and in preservation efforts of significant buildings and neighborhoods.  If you are not a member, please consider joining today.

HCJ is excited to be slowly resuming events in 2021. The safety of our members and volunteers is our top priority so we will be evaluating each event on a case-by-case basis. 

You can reach me directly at any time at 573.690.4225 or by email at hcjexec@gmail.com.

HCJ Mission: To proactively preserve our historic resources and create an environment that makes preservation a viable focus for the future of Jefferson City.

Upcoming Events

June 24, 2021
  • The 1849 Cholera Epidemic in Jefferson City presented as part of the HCJ 2021 Lecture Series - June 24, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    In 1849, passengers aboard the steamship Monroe were headed west on the Missouri River. Their trip was interrupted when cholera broke out and the steamship was forced to land at Jefferson City.

    Join us as author Gary Elliott explains the history of the outbreak and its far-reaching effects.

    This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available at the event to purchase

    The event will take place in the Memorial Park Pavillion in Jefferson City. Please contact hcjexec@gmail.com with any questions.

    111 Memorial Park Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109, USA

July 13, 2021
  • HPC Meeting - July 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    The Historic Preservation Commission meets monthly to discuss demolition requests and certain improvement requests affecting buildings 50 years and older. These meetings are open to the public. The agenda for each meeting can be accessed on the city's website, www.jeffersoncitymo.gov, under Meetings and Agendas - go to the calendar and click on the Agenda link.

    City Hall, 320 E McCarty St, Jefferson City, MO 65101, USA





Thomas Lawson Price Society

The Thomas Lawson Price Society (TLP) is a special group within HCJ, named after the first Mayor of Jefferson City

Golden Hammer Award

The Golden Hammer Award recognizes those in our community who are restoring our historic structures.

HCJ Foundation

The Foundation exists to preserve an individual’s own personal interest in the historic significance that this community offers.