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





Our Goal

The Historic City of Jefferson (HCJ), founded in 1983, strives to preserve the history of Jefferson City, while moving toward the future.  Our members learn to appreciate and share out history and work together to educate, advocate, and strive to prevent the loss of historical buildings.  Through the Oral History program, stories about “the old days” are gathered and saved.  As a member of the Historic City of Jefferson, you will enjoy many interesting, exciting programs and activities, including:

  • Annual Dinner Meeting
  • Educational Programs and Events
  • Golden Hammer Award
  • Full Color Quarterly Newsletter
  • Homes Tours
  • Notices about pertinent preservation issues

Upcoming Events

April 18, 2017
  • “Prison Labor in the First Century of the MSP.” By Gary Kremer with Tour and displays at 100 Lafayette. - April 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join us in exploring the past, present and future of 100 Lafayette. The evening begins with an open house at 100 Lafayette, being transformed into a mixed-use building with restaurant. Students from the MU Department of Architectural Studies will display designs for the site. Then head to Avenue HQ for a presentation by Gary Kremer titled "Prison Labor in the First Century of the MSP."

    Open house at 100 Lafayette St. from 5-6 p.m.
    Presentation by Gary Kremer at Avenue HQ, 621 East Capitol Avenue starting at 6 p.m.

April 25, 2017
  • Teddy Roosevelt Presentation - April 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Enjoy an evening listening to our 26th President Teddy Roosevelt (impersonator Jim Kreider), who served our country from 1901 to 1909.

    Missouri River Regional Library, 214 Adams 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.