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





From the President…

The Historic City of Jefferson will be seeking an 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!


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 10, 2018
  • HCJ Board of Directors Meeting - July 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    The Board of Directors typically meets monthly (no meeting in December). Meetings are open to the HCJ membership. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact Tammy Boeschen at hcjprez@gmail.com.

    HCJ Office, 108 W Atchison Street, Jefferson City, MO

  • Historic Preservation Commission - July 10, 2018 @ 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. Starting in 2018, if a structure is 100+ years old, or is located in a designated Local Historic District, there must be a public notice in the yard of the building, and a public hearing must be held. 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.