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 our 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

In the News…

Upcoming Public Meetings:

May 22, 5:30 pm – Work Session about the proposed Historic Preservation (Demolition) Ordinance

May 26, 11 am – Planning & Zoning Commission Special Meeting. Topic:  Historic Southside / Old Munichburg District and Neighborhood Plan


Upcoming Events

May 26, 2017
  • Planning and Zoning Meeting - May 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This special work session is to further discuss the Historic Southside/Old Munichburg District & Neighborhood Plan, brought forth by Capital Regional Medical Center and H3 Studio. See the plan on the city's website, www.jeffersoncitymo.org, under the Planning and Zoning Commission. This meeting is open to the public.

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

June 3, 2017
  • Holy Trinity of Conservation - June 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Self-guided Walking Tour to meet and greet Henry David Thoreau (author of Waldon), John Muir (Father of the National Parks), and Aldo Leopold (author of A Sand County Almanac). Learn more about each of these historical characters from excellent re-enactors. For more information, go the www.holytrinityofconservation.com.

    Prairie Star Restoration Farm in Bland, MO

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.