A group of 19 people met to explore setting up a new group devoted to saving historic structures and the history of Columbia, Missouri.
Another meeting to continue the discussion will be held at 2 p.m. on June 18 in the Columbia Public Library’s Friends Room. The meeting is open to the public.
The group will explore will the mission of the group, what gaps exist in Columbia in preservation groups and what this group should pursue. A possible name for the group will be discussed.
At the first meeting held at 1 p.m. on May 7 in the J.W. “Blind” Boone House, the following ideas were discussed:
— Developing a central repository of Columbia’s history
— Creation of an activist group to stop demolitions, especially in view of the eight buildings to be destroyed by MU
— A group to develop and conduct historic tours of Columbia
Here are the notes taken: