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

HCJ Tornado Rebuilding Fund 

On May 22, a tornado ripped through our beautiful city, seriously damaging several areas of community. Thankfully, no lives were lost.

Immediately following the storm, HCJ started working with homeowners and city officials to save our city’s many historic buildings from being demolished and to help rehab and rebuild those that sustained damage.

On May 30, the City approved HCJ’s plan for implementing a flate rate rebuilding permit to help alleviate some of the burden homeowners will face as they work to revitalize these historic buildings. As part of the plan, HCJ has agreed to pay for all residential building permits for homes that were damaged by the storm, regardless of the age of the house. HCJ realizes that although our mission is centered on preserving historic buildings, this is a time when we must first look to preserving our community as a whole.

You can help fund this project by making a 100% tax deductible donation to HCJ today by clicking on the donate button below. Each permit will cost $25. For example, a donation of $75 will help fund one permit each for three local homeowners.

This program will be available to residential homeowners who apply for a permit between June 1 and September 1, 2019. It will be for only those that had homes damaged by the tornado and will not apply to commercial properties.

You can further support HCJ by becoming a member (this can be completed online by clicking on the “Become a Member” tab at the top right of the page).

Thank you for helping to continue to preserve Jefferson City!

Support HCJ by becoming a 2019 Sponsor!

All sponsorship levels include marketing benefits that can be customized to your business along with a 2019 business membership in HCJ. 

Please email hcjexec@gmail.com for more information regarding our         2019 sponsorship packages.





From the President…

The Historic City of Jefferson has come a long way in 36 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!  


St. Mary’s Hospital Time Capsule

The time capsule from 1904 has been recovered from the old St. Mary’s Hospital building and was donated to HCJ by the Farmers Group.  Thank you to everyone that attended the first public viewing on February 10.  Check our calendar in the coming weeks for dates when the time capsule contents will be displayed again.


Building Rehab News

224 E Dunklin – Drive by and take a look!  Most of the exterior repairs have been made.  We are concentrating on the interior now, especially electrical and plumbing.  We will have an Open House this Spring so you can see our progress. 


Caretakers Cottage at the National Cemetery on McCarty Street – The interior rehab is nearly complete, and an Open House will be scheduled this Spring.  This is a joint venture between the Veteran’s Administration and the Historic City of Jefferson.  Space inside this building will be available for rent for veteran groups and small non-profit groups.  If you are interested in renting, contact Anne Green, hcjexec@gmail.com or 573-418-0876.


Gift Memberships are now available.  Contact Anne Green at  hcjexec@gmail.com or 573-418-0876.

Upcoming Events

August 6, 2019
  • HCJ Board of Directors Meeting - August 6, 2019 @ 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 hcjexec@gmail.com or call 573-418-0876.

    Avenue HQ, 621 E Capitol Ave, Jefferson City, MO 65101

August 13, 2019

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.