Genealogical Society of Boone County and Central Missouri
  • The Genealogical Society of Boone County and Central Missouri calls the Wilson-Wulff Museum exteriorLibrary our "home". We are honored to be located within the Walters-Boone County Museum and Gallery property, located in Nifong Park.
  • The museum's holdings include many artifacts and themed displays of Boone County history and its inhabitants. Our genealogy library holds records, publications and genealogies of many of these Boone County families. 
  • Be sure to tour the museum, gallery and The Village at Boone Junction, when researching in our library.    
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Walters-Boone County Museum

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 of his parents, Bucky and Lala Walters, who were active members of the Society. Through the efforts of the Society’s Board of Directors, a capital campaign was launched and the Society broke ground on the new museum in 1989. This year marks the Museum’s 25th Anniversary.


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 of four history exhibits are generally on display, each exhibit retiring after a 4 to 12 month period to make room for a new exhibit.


Historic Maplewood House



Listed on the National Historic Register, Maplewood House was built in 1877 by Slater Ensor Lenoir and his wife Margaret Bradford Lenoir, both of whom were members of Boone County pioneer families. The farmstead was called Maplewood because it was located in a grove of large sugar maple trees. Only four people lived in the home; the Lenoirs, their daughter Lavinia, and later Lavinia’s husband, Dr. Frank G. Nifong.


The Montminy Gallery


The 4,800-square-foot Montminy Art Gallery, with 2800 Square feet of exhibit floor space, offers a spectacular showcase for the work of local, regional and state artists of importance and interest to the Boone County community. The gallery was made possible by the generous gift of the estate of Tracy and Pierre Montminy and donations from county trusts, businesses, and individuals.

The Montminy Art Gallery was built in 1993 after the death of longtime Columbia artist and MU Professor Emeritus Elizabeth “Tracy” Montminy. The estate of Tracy and her husband, longtime Stephens Art Department Chair, artist Pierre Montminy, was left to the Boone County Historical Society with the directive to build an art gallery and endow the care of their collected works. A vault was constructed below the gallery to conserve and store the work of Tracy and Pierre, and serve to house the collections of other artists in the community.

Village at Boone Junction


The Village at Boone Junction is open for tours of four or more visitors by appointment. Admission is $5 per person for a guided tour of the Village and admission to the Museum and Galleries. Call the Boone County Museum and Galleries at 573-443-8936 for details or to more information.

Note: This page is copied from the Boone Co Historical Museum's site: