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


The Historic City of Jefferson is seeking an experienced Executive Director to lead our organization.  We have grown so much and become so entwined with the community that we are excited to take this next step!  To see the Job Description, click here.  Applications are due by July 31.





From the President…

Issues we are watching:

–The blighted properties on Capitol Avenue – see the Jefferson City Housing Authority website (www.jchamo.org).

–School Street Historic District Application – scheduled to come before the City Council on July 16 – see the application and related documents at http://www.jeffersoncitymo.gov/government/planning/planning_and_zoning_commission.php.

Renovations have started at 224 E. Dunklin.  We will have a program about the history of the house in October.

Renovations are set to begin at the Caretaker’s Cottage at the National Cemetery on McCarty Street. This building will be available for rent to non-profit organizations.

Stay involved in preserving Jefferson City’s past!

Upcoming Events

July 16, 2018
  • City Council Meeting - July 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The School Street Historic District application will be discussed, with public input. Check the city website for the agenda and packet, www.jeffersoncitymo.gov.

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

July 17, 2018
  • History of Zion Lutheran Church - July 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Cole County Historical Society is offering a summer series, "Getting to Know Our Communities." Come and hear about the interesting history of Zion Lutheran Church, one of the first churches in the area. Doors open at 6 pm, with displays set up, and the program will start at 7 pm. You are invited to bring your own photographs, memorabilia, scrapbooks, family histories and stories to share! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call CCHS at 573-635-1850.

    2346 Zion Hill Rd, Jefferson City, MO 65109, 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.