Columbia Celebrates the History of Making History
Members gathered with the two founding fathers of the museum to celebrate "the history of making history."
Advocates faced difficulty financing the historical project. After nearly ten years of fundraising, the museum finally opened in August of 1990.
Founders Bill Wulff and Bill Crawford said they were determined to preserve and honor Boone County's history.
"You need to know the area you're in and so on and some of the things that have happened, and so on. You'd be surprised what you would learn or what you could learn by observing the past. It's very, very important," said founder and contractor Bill Wulff.
The museum now has more than 400 members, and exhibits on the history of education, banking, farming, insurance and medicine in Boone County.
Founders say the museum has gone beyond their initial dream, and surpassed any expectations.