Jewell Cemetery Workshop and Work Day

Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC), partnering with Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), will host a Jewell Cemetery Workshop and Volunteer Work Day on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (Workshop 10 am, Work Day at 1 pm). Jewell Cemetery is the final resting place for Charles Henry Hardin, the 22nd Governor of Missouri and William Jewell, known for establishing the first church in Columbia, MO and William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. The graves in Jewell Cemetery date back to 1823. The day will start with a workshop at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, 5901 S. Hwy 163, Columbia, teaching about cemeteries and proper cleaning techniques followed by lunch (provided) and hands-on cleaning efforts at the cemetery. Wear work clothes and bring gloves. We will adjourn to the volunteer work day portion at 1 pm at Jewell Cemetery, 2803 South Providence, in Columbia, MO. Questions can be directed to Please RSVP to to sign up—space is limited. Further details after sign-up.