Major Updates

Missouri Preservation has some MAJOR UPDATES

In the last two months we’ve been super busy. Check out 2 of our updates.


We are no longer located at the Katy Depot in Boonville. We are going to miss that lovely space but we are moving onward and upwards. Up to the eighth floor to be exact. Our new address is: 319 N. 4th St., #850, St. Louis, MO 63102.

We are now located at the historic Security Building. Come on by and say hello!


Missouri Preservation Conference

Due to venue booking and logistical concerns, The City of Hannibal and Missouri Preservation have decided to move the dates of the Missouri statewide Historic Preservation Conference, previously scheduled for October 19-21, 2016.


Rescheduling for the May 2017 dates will allow us to better suit the needs of the preservation community and will provide an opportunity for us to celebrate National Preservation Month during the conference.  Please plan to attend the 2017 Hannibal conference and explore the region’s rich heritage.

We look forward to an enhanced experience for our local preservation commission members, consultants and preservationists both seasoned and beginner, due to the extra planning time. Please watch your mailbox and email for more information on registration as it becomes available.  Hotel reservations can still be made at any time at the Mark Twain Best Western with a special rate of $83.00 per night using the code “Missouri Preservation.” Call the hotel directly to book your room at (573)248-1150. We suggest that you call to cancel any October reservation you may have made.

For more information, contact Missouri Preservation at (660)882-5946 and check out the CONFERENCE tab for future updates.






Dear Preservation Friends

Petition for Full and Permanent Funding for the Historic Preservation Fund

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Since its authorization by Congress in 1976, the HPF has done great things for our historic resources by sharing funds with our State Historic Preservation Offices. Many Missouri communities have benefited from our SHPO’s grants and assistance over these forty years. Sign our petition to encourage our US Senators and Representatives to fully and permanently fund the HPF. Follow the link below to the petition page.

HPF Petition

Adding your name is quick and easy. Please sign and share. Thank you.


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Communities in which the Missouri Historic Tax Credits have been utilized. Map Credit: Christina Claggett





Happy Holidays and New Year!


As the new year approaches, we wanted to remind everyone that there is more than one way to GIVE


Interested in Missouri Preservation?

Contact us today to learn more about our organization and how you can help


Missouri Preservation

320 First Street

Boonville, MO 65233







  • The submission deadline for the 2016 Missouri Preservation Honor Awards has passed. The Award ceremony will be held at the State Capital on April 21st.
  • 2016 Places in Peril nominations are welcome. The announcement will be held in July.
  • The Annual Preservation Conference will be held October 19-21 in Hannibal, MO. If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in our trade show please contact us today! We will also be accepting nominations for educational sessions, workshops, or tours. If you have any questions let us know.


Updates: November 2015

2016 Honor Awards

It’s that time of year to start thinking about Missouri Preservation’s annual Honor Awards. Help us recognize someone in your community by nominating them today. Learn more about the Awards HERE.

Fill out a 2016 Honor Awards Nomination Form.

Nominations must be post marked by Monday, December 14, 2015 [REVISED DATE]



2015 Preservation Conference

What a BLAST! We had a great time in Cape Girardeau, MO for our annual Preservation Conference. This year has surpassed the past. We had great weather for our tours, interesting speakers for our presentations, and wonderful volunteers. Thank you to everyone who contributed, supported, and participated in the conference. We can’t wait to see everyone next year in Hannibal!

Learn more about the 2015 Missouri Preservation Conference HERE

2015 Conference Partner

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Missouri Historic Preservation Conference 2015(click on image for more photos)

Mark Your Calendar

2016 Missouri Preservation Conference

Hannibal, MO

October 19-21



Radio Radio…


Recently, Missouri Preservation had the honor of spending time with KBIA’s Trevor Harris. KBIA is Mid-Missouri’s public radio station located in Columbia, Missouri. Trevor, a former urban planner, is not only the classical music host but takes turns on the Thinking Out Loud episodes. On a sunny day in April, Trever spent a portion of the day at our office and on a site visit. We discussed historic preservation, our upcoming Places in Peril announcement, and visited Glasgow’s Campbell Chapel AME Church, a former Place in Peril (nee Most Endangered)

Check out this great episode which aired 5/5/15 at 6:30 p.m. on KBIA:

Thinking Out Loud: A Preservation Success Story

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Missouri Preservation Executive Director Bill Hart and Dr. Arthur H. Mattingly, founder of the Historic Preservation Program at SEMO


Missouri Preservation would like to congratulate Executive Director Bill Hart for being awarded the Arthur H. Mattingly Award in Historic Preservation from the Historic Preservation Program at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. The award ceremony, held Saturday, April 25, is part of the Historic Preservation Society’s annual spring banquet. Named after Dr. Arthur H. Mattingly, founder of the Historic Preservation Program at SEMO, the award recognizes an alumnus of the Historic Preservation Program who has been employed in the field with at least five years of professional experience and has demonstrated distinguished professional work that brings credit to Southeast’s historic preservation program and the profession. Great work Bill on your outstanding achievements!!



Bill Hart is among other winners such as:

David Jackson, author, editor and archivist (2003-2004)

Bridgette Epple, Executive Director of Downtown Washington Inc. (2008)

Donna Jean Rausch, administrator of the Felix Valle State Historic Site in Ste. Genevieve, (2014)



  • 2015 Places in Peril nominations have been reviewed and an announcement will be made early summer at an exciting Missouri location. Stay tuned.

  • 2015 Conference nominations for sessions/workshops/tours were due on April 17th. They are being reviewed and selected for the fall conference in Cape Girardeau.

  • Look out for our 2015 Missouri Preservation Conference Save the Dates in the mail.

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