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

Upcoming Events

May 3, 2017
  • Madison's Fundraiser - May 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Another “no cook” night! Madison’s Café downtown will donate a portion of their sales. No flyer needed - just come and eat!

    Madison's Cafe, 216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

May 7, 2017
  • Secret Spaces/Hidden Spaces - May 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    One of Jefferson City's FAVORITE events. If you've ever been curious about some of the historic buildings in Jefferson City's core, this is an event you won't want to miss! The event will feature both finished and unfinished spaces. Come see the transformations! A map of properties and trolley route will be released the week before the event. Trolleys will be running special routes between the featured properties. Hidden Spaces is a cooperative effort of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Jefferson City, Inc. and the Historic City of Jefferson. Tickets are $5 each and will be available for purchase can be purchased April 11 at Carrie's Hallmark Shop, Samuels Tuxedos, Central Bank, and Hawthorn Bank. They can also be purchased the day of at "Tents" (at High/Jefferson and Capitol/Lafayette).

    Downtown Jefferson City (www.visitjeffersoncity.com)

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.