Local Nathanael Landwehr became interested in historic preservation last year when his parents, Eric & Stacy, joined Historic City of Jefferson. 

In the spring of 2020, Nathanael decided to focus his Eagle Scout Badge project on completely renovating the exterior landscaping of the HCJ office at the historic Tweedie House. 

The Eagle Scout Badge is the highest designation awarded to a scout by the Boy Scouts of America. Anyone seeking the badge must complete an in-depth project. Nathanael has already developed a rendering of the completed project along with a timeline. In mid-August, Nathanael created a fundraising campaign and began the tear-out process. Over the next few months, he will lead a team of volunteers to replant the flower beds along with making some repairs such as tuckpointing the retaining wall and installing new lighting.

Nathanael has requested the help of our members and the community to help fund this project. You can make a donation today by clicking the below button or mailing a check to:  Historic City of Jefferson, Eagle Scout Project,  PO Box 105056, Jefferson City, MO 65110.

HCJ would like to thank Jim Kreider, Executive Director of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association and former speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives, for making the first donation. Jim has kindly donated the funds needed to create a large exterior sign for the yard so everyone can easily find the building. We are excited to finally see the HCJ name in front of the Tweedie House!

Thank you for your help and for loudly saying “Old Places Matter!”

For more information, please contact Anne Green, HCJ Executive Director, at 

From the Executive Director

The Historic City of Jefferson has come a long way in 37 years – and we are still growing stronger in efforts to educate about Jefferson City past, and in preservation efforts of significant buildings and neighborhoods.  If you are not a member, please consider joining today.

Please note that all HCJ in-person events have been cancelled for the remainder of 2020. This includes the Annual Historic Homes Tour, the Holiday Reception, and all previously scheduled events in our Lecture Series. In addition, all monthly board meetings will take place via Zoom Videoconferencing until further notice.

We look forward to the time when our members can come together again and celebrate our beautiful historic city!

Additionally, in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the HCJ offices will be closed until further notice. However, please know that although it’s not business-as-usual for us, it’s still our usual business–we are just conducting it from our homes during this time period. We are posting regular updates on our social media pages so please follow us on Facebook @HCJInc and Instagram @historiccityofjefferson.

You can reach me directly at any time at 573.690.4225 or by email at

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

Upcoming Events

December 8, 2020
  • HPC Meeting - December 8, 2020 @ 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. The agenda for each meeting can be accessed on the city's website,, 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

December 9, 2020
  • HCJ Board of Directors Meeting - December 9, 2020 @ 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 Anne Green at

    Due to the current environment, all HCJ Board Meetings will be held via Zoom Videoconference services until further notice. Please email if you would like the dial-in information for the board meeting.

    Zoom Video Conference





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.