Events: Two ways to save history

— The Columbia’s governmental Historic Preservation Commission meeting has rescheduled its usual first Tuesday of the month meeting to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. It will be in Conference Room 1B. This organization is part of city government and reviews — but cannot stop — demolitions and manages the city’s Notable Properties program that highlight’s Columbia’s historic places.

— A new group is being organized to preserve Columbia’s history and will meet for the second time at 2 p.m. on June 18, 2022 in the Friends Room of the Columbia Public Library. The first meeting was held on May 7, 2022 in the J.W. “Blind” Boone House. This group plans to augment the work of the three other preservation groups in Columbia: the Boone County History & Culture Center, the State Historic Society of Missouri and the Historic Preservation Commission. Tentative goals put forth have been to work toward saving endangered buildings, holding tours, developing a way to salvage and sell items from demolished building. This meeting is free and open to the public.

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