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


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From the President…

We are winding down for 2018 but gearing up for 2019.  With an Executive Director on board, you will see some changes for 2019.  The Historic City of Jefferson has come a long way in 35 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 join today!  And have a wonderful and blessed holiday season!


Building Rehab News

224 E Dunklin – Drive by and take a look!  Most of the exterior repairs have been made.  Now we will be concentrating on the interior, like electrical and plumbing, along with painting and flooring.  If you would like to help, contact Anne Green, hcjexec@gmail.com .


Caretakers Cottage at the National Cemetery on McCarty Street – The interior rehab is nearly complete.  Space inside this building will be available for rent for veteran groups and small non-profit groups.  If you are interested in helping or renting, contact Anne Green, hcjexec@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

November 14, 2018
  • Women of the Lewis and Clark Expedition - November 14, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Mr. Jerry Garr will present on the Women of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Mr. Garr has been a student of the Lewis and Clark Expedition for over 30 years and has served as a Lewis and Clark historian on numerous trips from St. Louis to Astoria, Oregon. He has been an officer in the Lewis and Clark Heritage Foundation, serving in several roles including treasurer, and serves on the board of the National Council for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. He is currently a Master Guide at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, where William Clark is buried. This event is free, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Missouri Governor's Mansion. For more information, contact Suzy at suzy@missourimansion.com.

    Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 428 E Capitol Ave # 100, Jefferson City, MO 65101, USA

December 6, 2018
  • Historic City of Jefferson Christmas Reception - December 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Christmas reception for Historic City of Jefferson members and their guests. Stephanie Steppelman Biggs will share her family's history and stories about her father, Mr. Christmas (Jack Steppelman). Reservations are required. Contact Anne Green, hcjexec@gmail.com by November 26.

    Jefferson City Country Club, 516 S Country Club Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109, 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.