Local authors and a book on historic movie theaters

Six local authors — including the founder of CoMoHistoricPlaces.com — will give short talk on their books starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2023, Skylark Bookshop at 22 S. Ninth St. Can’t stand long presentations? You’re in luck! Each author will have five minutes to talk about his or her book with a…

Emancipation Day & Juneteenth

So when do we celebrate Emancipation Day and Juneteenth? Apparently, that depends — and depended — on where you were! The State Historical Society of Missouri has created an interactive map showing where and when either or both of these events’ origins and history. A news release from SHSMO states that Aug. 4 celebrations of…

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…

June 18: Preserve Columbia’s history

Love history? Dismayed by the recent news about demolitions of historic homes? Live in an older home and want info on how to maintain it? A group of people are meeting to explore starting a group to preserve Columbia’s history. The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on June 18, 2022 in the Frienda…

Meeting May 7 on preserving Columbia history

Interested in finding ways to preserve Columbia’s history? There will be a meeting to gauge interest in starting some kind of group or brigade of folks interested in Columbia’s history, The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 in the J.W. “Blind” Boone House. Your interest might be in helping create…

May 7, 2022 — Meeting to preserve Columbia’s history

We’re going to hold a meeting to explore the possibility an organization or group gathering designed to focus on Columbia’s history. Can’t attend? No problem, just drop your ideas and suggestions in the comments! What: The meeting will be at 1 p.m. on May 7 in the J.W. Blind Boone House. Why? There is no…