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…

Art exhibit: More Cowbell

Hurry! The exhibit of new paintings by Nora Othic will end Jan. 15, 2022. The exhibit is at the Boone County History & Culture Center’s Montminy Art Gallery, one of our county’s art gems. The exhibit features joyful paintings of agriculture scenes giving you views you won’t forget. The BCHCC is at 3801 Ponderosa St.,…

Columbia Cemetery Tour: 5:30 on Oct. 18, 2021

What could be better for Halloween than a tour of the Columbia Cemetery? The free event will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2021. Meet in the Daniel Boone Regional Library North Plaza at 100 West Broadway. A notice in the Columbia Missourian said, “learn about the history of cemeteries, funeral practices and superstitions. Children…

Sept. 14 Zoom webinar on Negro Leagues

This 7 p.m. Sept. event is free but registration is required. Here’s where you can register. https://shsmo.org/events/2021/african-american-experience-kendrick President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Bob Kendrick will discuss the Negro Leagues, where Black baseball players were restricted to playing until 1947 when Jackie Robinson was signed to play the major leagues. Learn more here: https://www.loc.gov/collections/jackie-robinson-baseball/articles-and-essays/baseball-the-color-line-and-jackie-robinson/1940-to-1946/…