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 process outlined in the new “Historic Preservation Ordinance” (City Code, starting at Section 8.32) will be used for the first time for a Demolition Clearance application for the property at 514 Broadway Street.  As per the revised code, since this home is at least 100 years old, there will be a Public Hearing at the Historic Preservation Commission meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 6 pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 320 E McCarty Street.  A sign signifying a public hearing about the property has been posted in the yard.  I encourage you to attend this public meeting.

City Staff has started the review of the criteria for Local Historic Districts.  Revisions to the application process for Local Historic Districts will help protect certain structures that are not 100 years old.

Thank you for your support of historic preservation!


Upcoming Events

March 18, 2018
  • HCJ Annual Dinner - March 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Annual Dinner and Business meeting for HCJ will begin with social time at 4:30 pm. Dinner will be served starting at 5:15 pm (catering by Argyle Catering). Our business meeting will start about 6:15, with the program to begin at 7 pm. Jim Dyke, local artist and editorial cartoonist, will be our guest speaker, presenting about the history of the newspaper, with interesting stories from the past! This event is by reservation only. For more information, email hcjprez@gmail.com.

    McClung Park Indoor Pavilion, 931 McClung Park Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65101, USA

March 19, 2018
  • City Council Meeting - March 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Check the city website for the agenda and packet, www.jeffersoncitymo.gov.

    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.