About us

WHAT WE DO

Since 1924 we’ve been preserving the past for the future. We collect, preserve and exhibit historic artifacts and records of the people of Boone County. We operate the Walters Boone County museum, the Montminy Art Gallery, the Village at Boone Junction and the historic Maplewood House – Columbia’s most beloved 19th-century home.

WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL?

We are a unique hybrid, the only area history museum and art gallery of its kind, both under one big, red, shiny roof. We are a unique treasure in the community – a cultural storehouse full of surprises. We are a heritage arts institution that is celebrating its 90th anniversary. “Amazing” can be found here!

WHY?

Because history MATTERS. It’s the story of us.

Committed to
Preserving history

Established in 1990 by the Boone County Historical Society, construction of the Walters History Museum was made possible with donations from businesses and individual members of the Central Missouri community, with a significant donation from Columbia resident Raul Walters in honor.

stablished in 1990 by the Boone County Historical Society, construction of the Walters History Museum was made possible with donations from businesses and individual members of the Central Missouri community, with a significant donation from Columbia resident Raul Walters in honor.

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