Explore Columbia’s History

The Boone County History & Culture Center is always admission-free and includes a museum store, a genealogical library, the Montminy Art Gallery, the Village at Boone Junction, and the Maplewood House in historic Nifong Park.

The two major exhibit halls and other display areas comprise the 5,500 square feet of historical exhibit space. The Museum also maintains nearly 10,000 square feet of climate-controlled vaults and storage space. Open year-round, three or four history exhibits are generally on display, each exhibit retiring after a 4 to 12 month period to make room for a new exhibit. The Center also operates the ‘Village at Boone Junction’ and the famed Maplewood House. The Museum, the Village, and the Maplewood House are all located in Columbia’s scenic Nifong Park in southeast Columbia. Public hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am – 4:30 pm, and Sunday, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm.
Admission to the Museum is free.
$5 tours of Maplewood and the Village are available by appointment.