Events: Concert, history meetings, art and Save Historic Broadway meeting

Monday, June 3, 2019 — 7 p.m. at the Boone County History & Culture Center. Gates open at 6:15 p.m. Come hear Missouri’s Queen of Roots Aina Cook and band as part of the Blind Boone Concert Series. The event will be held on the lawn of Nifong Park. Bring your blanket or lawn chair. Beverages will be for sale from Logboat and bbq from Big Daddy’s BBQ. No outside food or drink will be allowed. The cost for tickets is $10 for those 14 and up, $5 for those 13 and younger.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — The History Working Group, the group developing history briefs for the CoMo200 Task Force, will meet at 5:45 p.m. in Conference room 1B of City Hall. This is a make-up meeting of a previously canceled meeting. The meeting is one hour and anyone can attend.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — The Historic Preservation Commission of City Council will meet at 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Conference room 1B, City Hall at 701 E. Broadway. This commission is charged with promoting historic preservation and identifying and preserving distinctive historic and architectural characteristics of Columbia. It meets the second Tuesday of every month and is open to the public.Click here for access to meeting agendas and minutes.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 — A new exhibit will open at the Boone County History & Culture Center at 3801 Ponderosa St. The opening reception will be 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019. The exhibit will feature 17 miniature exhibits. The exhibit will be in the Center’s Montminy Gallery and will feature 17 Columbia artists’ mini-exhibits of three to seven pieces of work, all smaller than 8″x10″. Each artist has also written a narrative explaining how all their works are connected.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — Another public meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in the Activity and Recreation Center about the proposed development at West Boulevard, according to a public group called Save Historic Broadway. According to the group’s website: “SSE engineering and MR Realestate LLC have proposed to tear down three historical houses in the residential area of West Broadway in order to develop a 4 doctor medical center along with a 61 car parking lot. This group has been established to organize the community to prevent development on in the residential areas of West Broadway neighborhoods.” The group is also asking for donations at this page. The group also has a public Facebook page.

June 19-21, 2019 — The 2019 Missouri Preservation Conference is set for June 19-21 in St. Joseph. Those attending can participate in some or all of the three-day conference. The cost ranges from $175 to $330. The schedule includes a State Historic Tax Credit Summit a homes tour and other historic, educational and professional presentation.


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