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…

The Olde Un Theatres

The Olde Un Theatres is one of the 28 movie theaters included in the book, “Historic Movie Theaters of Columbia, Missouri.” It’s also one of four remaining movie theaters in Columbia, earning it a free copy of the book. Some folks said they were surprised I included the Olde Un in the book, but movie…

Talk about movie Theaters

Only four seats left! At 7 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2021, I’ll be talking at the Columbia Public Library about my book “Historic Movie Theaters of Columbia, Missouri.” Registration and wearing a mask is required. Here’s a link to register. https://events.dbrl.org/event/5813052 But what I really hope I’ll be doing is listening — to your stories…

Listen in about Movie Theatre history

Tomorrow on Nov. 30 Simon Rose and I will be talking on the KFRU’s Morning Meeting about movie theaters. If you can’t tune in at 9:15 a.m., don’t worry. You can check it out later via KFRU’s podcast list of Morning Meetings. Of course, you can also pick up the book we’ll be talking about,…

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…