Columbia History Archives

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.

State Historical Society: Growing Pains

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State Historical Society: Growing Pains

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This video is private.

A Century Past

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A Century Past

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Produced in 1999, "A Century Past" is a narrative of the history of Columbia, Missouri.

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...

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.

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...

Our Journey to Fair Housing (Special Teaser)

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Our Journey to Fair Housing (Special Teaser)

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the City Channel sits down with community members and advocates of fair housing to hear first-hand accounts of the journey to end housing discriminati...

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 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.

Enhancing the Legacy of John William “Blind” Boone

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Enhancing the Legacy of John William “Blind” Boone

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Greg Olson, of the JW "Blind" Boone Heritage Foundation, and Sarah Dresser, of the City of Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs, talk about the recent discovery of a Chickering piano that once belonged to John Willia...