Columbia History Archives

Columbia Taking Flight

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Columbia Taking Flight

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City Manager’s Vlog: February Edition, Part 2

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City Manager’s Vlog: February Edition, Part 2

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Columbia City Manager John Glascock talks with James Whitt about the African American Heritage Trail.

Columbia’s Most Notable Properties 2015

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Columbia’s Most Notable Properties 2015

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The Historic Preservation Commission of Columbia, Missouri honors four most notable properties and a couple who dedicated themselves to saving a historic landmark.

Mayor Hindman Memories

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Mayor Hindman Memories

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Originally published in 2010 to celebrate a retiring Darwin Hindman's 15 years of service as mayor to the town he grew up in, Columbia, Missouri. Mr. Hindman passed away Monday, June 17, 2019. He was 86 years old.

Reflections on Sharp End in Columbia

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Reflections on Sharp End in Columbia

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Sharp End was once the cultural heart of Columbia, Missouri's black community. Over the last year, the Sharp End Heritage Committee has made an effort to immortalize the area that once existed between Fifth and Sixth ...

Columbia’s One Word Project: What’s Your Word?

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Columbia’s One Word Project: What’s Your Word?

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It's not too late to be part of Columbia’s history. Submit your favorite “one word” (or one phrase) description. You might submit historic names and events (at least 50 years in the past), important dates, adjectives,...

Most Notable Properties 2017

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Most Notable Properties 2017

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In 2017 four Columbia properties were chosen to receive Most Notable Property designation by the Historic Preservation Commission.

Our Journey to Fair Housing (Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary)

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Our Journey to Fair Housing (Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary)

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The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). This piece of civil rights legislation declared it illegal to discriminate based on certain protected characteristics ille...

Go COMO: Fifty Years of Public Transit

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Go COMO: Fifty Years of Public Transit

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Since its start fifty years ago, under the guidance and influence of transit staff, the Columbia, Missouri bus system has managed to navigate countless changes and challenges. By continuously looking to the public for...

Citizens Police Review Board: Commemorating Ten Years of Oversight

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Citizens Police Review Board: Commemorating Ten Years of Oversight

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As a result of public demand, the Citizens Police Review Board was established in 2009 and heard its first case in 2010. Some of the people who were instrumental in its creation and some currently involved with its op...