Mystery ghost tour of MU in photos

Did you have to miss last night’s ghost tour? Here’s a photo/text peek at the tour which was hosted by Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission.

The tour discussed the ghosts and mysteries associated with the Residence on the Quad, the Columns as the remains of Academic Hall, where the Shack once stood, McAlester Hall, the Conley House and the Missouri Theatre.

This online tour is via the Columbia Missourian article headlined Historical Conservation Commission leads haunted Columbia tour.

 

Halloween walking tour on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

A free walking tour is on tap for Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. The tour is being offered by Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission. The tour will meet at 6 p.m. on MU’s Francis Quadrangle.

For more information about the Historic Preservation Commission and walking tours, check out this blog: https://comorevamp.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/upcoming-walking-tours/

Oct. 23, 2015 — Historic Preservation Commission hosts spooky walking tour — Columbia Missourian.

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/local/historic-preservation-commission-hosts-spooky-walking-tour/article_26f22722-78ca-11e5-8e39-b73794142a89.html

Horsey history here

Were you too busy to take in the Boone County Stables Tour this past weekend?

Not to worry, the Columbia Historic Homes website has you covered. Here are links to information on the Stephens Stables with photos and history about these stables which were built in 1939 and 1952.

This history is important because first it gives us a window into one of our past industries, the horse industry, second it gives us a peek at something that’s still important in Columbia, Stephens College where women can still major in equestrian studies and finally it’s a place that still offers access to the community via lessons and visits.