Bicentennial Celebrations

BoCo200 — On Nov. 16, 2020, Boone County will dedicate a monument to mark the 200th anniversary of its founding, according to this Aug. 28, 2020 Columbia Missourian article.  A planned July 4th event had to be canceled due to the current pandemic. For more information on Boone County’s bicentennial, check out this BoCo200 website. …

October launch of Bicentennial campaign

Put on your thinking cap and get ready to do your part toward making art to celebrate Columbia’s bicentennial. In October, the city’s bicentennial task force is going to launch a “One Word Project.” It will involve asking city residents to describe the Columbia in one word and those words will be put together to…

Events: Sandbagging, bicentennial, History Comes Alive

Today Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – until?  The Rocheport Merchants Association has posted on Facebook that volunteers to help sandbag are being sought. Check out the RMA’s Facebook page “>here.  5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 — Get involved now, enjoy the Bicentennial in 2021! Right now, the Mayor’s Task Force on the Bicentennial Celebration is making…

News: Parking, protests and event space downtown

Here’s this week’s round-up of news items that touch on historic places and events. Let me know if I missed something. I keep an ongoing tally of news on the All Media Coverage page, and post items on Facebook at Comohistoricplaces.  May 7, 2019 — Parking proves contentions in Flat Branch Park expansion debate. Columbia Missourian….

Get a peek at a park and mark your calendar WAY ahead

Get out your 2021 calendar and mark it now. Really. The celebration of Columbia’s bicentennial is set for May 2021 and last week, the design for a park expansion set to mark the CoMo200 celebration was given the OK by The Downtown Leadership Council. Not so fast. The plan still needs approval by the Columbia…

Seeking S. K. Cho, a downtown surprise

I love historical surprises, like the one I found today. And now I’m on the trail for S.K. Cho, whoever she or he might be. If you know who this 1930s person was or is, I’d love to hear from you. Yes, I’m a government docs nerd and today, I was re-reading a 2006 National…