OCTOBER EVENTS SHOWCASE COLUMBIA’S UNIQUE AND SPOOKY HISTORY

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The Columbia Cemetery: A Historic Gem
Monday, October 13, 2014 › 7-8:15 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Cindy Mustard and Sabra Tull Meyer, both sixth-generation Columbians and members of the Columbia Cemetery Board of Trustees, will talk about the cemetery’s unique past and the history buried within it. Take a visual tour of the monuments that reflect a roll call of Boone County’s pioneer families and influential citizens. Learn about the cemetery’s landscape architecture and art, including the fate of the early 20th century bandstand and much more. Co-sponsored by the City of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission.


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Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday, October 20, 2014 › 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Lobby

Learn about the history of cemeteries, funeral practices and spooky superstitions during this atmospheric walking tour of the Columbia Cemetery. Meet in the lobby. Canceled if raining. All ages. Those 12 and under, please bring an adult with you.


ghostly figure in front of Saint Clair Hall

http://spotlight.ccis.edu/2009/10/mystery-of-gray-lady-revealed.html

Historic Preservation Commission to Host Twilight Walking Tour on Ghosts and Other Scary Tales October 30

Join the Historic Preservation Commission for a Twilight Walk emphasizing the ghosts, urban legends and dramatic fires that have impacted downtown’s history over the past 125 years.
Our tour host, retired Columbia Firefighter Steve Sapp, will bring his historical knowledge and professional expertise to our mobile discussion.
Be prepared for some surprises and unexpected twists and turns.
  • This event is free and open to the public (parental discretion is advised as some stories may be pretty scary). No registration is required.
  • Participants will meet at the City Hall Key Sculpture (corner of 8th & Broadway/701 E. Broadway).
  • Tours will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. Participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

For special accommodations, please contact Rachel Bacon at 573.874.7239 or ribacon@gocolumbiamo.com

The best way to know about upcoming events is to follow the Historic Preservation Commission’s blog via email or like our Facebook page:   www.comorevamp.wordpress.com and https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaHP

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