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

In the News…

Historic Preservation (Demolition) Ordinance and related documents:  http://www.jeffersoncitymo.gov/government/planning_and_protective_services.php.  This ordinance now goes back to the Public Works & Planning Committee, next meeting scheduled for June 22.

Historic Southside/Old Munichburg District & Neighborhood Plan, sponsored by Capitol Region Medical Center and completed by H3 Studios: http://www.jeffersoncitymo.gov/government/planning/index.php .  A Public Hearing will be scheduled.

East Capitol Avenue:   http://www.jeffersoncitymo.gov/government/planning/index.php. (East Capitol Avenue Urban Renewal Plan, Blight Study, and the list of Infrastructure Improvements)

Upcoming Events

June 22, 2017
  • Public Works & Planning Committee - June 22, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

    The Historic Preservation (Demolition) Ordinance will be on the agenda.

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

July 3, 2017
  • City Council Meeting - July 3, 2017 @ 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.