A Century Past

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

Columbia Taking Flight

Flight has been part of Columbia for nearly a century, and it is still making strides today.

Go COMO: 50 Years of Public Transit

Since its start fifty years ago, the Columbia, Missouri, bus system has managed to navigate countless challenges. By continuously seeking public input, the system will continue to adapt in order to remain relevant and reliable for years to come.

Mayor Hindman Memories

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. Mayor Hindman passed away Monday, June 17, 2019. He was 86 years old.

Our Journey to Fair Housing

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 in the rental, sale, insuring and financing of housing.

Reflections on Sharp End

Sharp End was once the cultural heart of Columbia, Missouri’s black community. The Sharp End Heritage Committee has made an effort to immortalize the area that once existed between Fifth and Sixth Streets on Walnut. In May 2014, the City put up a plaque on Walnut Street memorializing the area.

What Does Independence Day Mean to You?

Missouri native and Columbia resident Mel West answers this question.