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…

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…

Got bricks? Columbia’s past quarries

Did you know that Columbia used to be home to several brickworks and quarries? Not just the one that still operates on Creasy Springs Road, but several others. The Boone County History & Culture Center is looking for old bricks. In 2014, I was privileged to interview the now late Liz Kennedy whose family owned…