100th Anniversary


Columbia Heights to Celebrate 100 Years

There will be a variety of festivities throughout the year to celebrate the Columbia Heights Centennial, which begins on July 21, 2020, and leads up to our centennial on July 21, 2021. Please email Will Rottler here for more information.

Banner Sponsorship Program
Your business or organization has the opportunity to help take part in the 100 year celebration by sponsoring a banner along Central Ave. Proceeds from this project will go towards helping fund 100 year events. More information on the program can be found here. A list of our 100 year celebration sponsors can be found here.
Bootstrap Book
You can now read Columbia Heights: Bootstrap Town, A Social History by Irene Parsons online here.
Centennial Quilt
Be a part of the centennial celebration by helping create a centennial quilt. More information can be found here.

Columbia Heights History
Read more about Columbia Heights' history here.

Donate Historical Items
You can also donate items to the Anoka County Historical Society - please visit their donation guideline website here.

Item suggestions:

Issues of the Columbia Heights Record (1923-1968)
Old maps of Columbia Heights

Schedule of Events
The City of Columbia Heights, along with organizations in the area, will have events planned throughout the year to celebrate the centennial. A link to the schedule of events can be found here.

Share Your Story
We're looking for longtime residents to help tell the story of Columbia Heights. A lot has changed over the years and we need the help of our residents to bring Columbia Heights history to life. Email Will Rottler here for more information.

Stories from Heights
Throughout the course of the year, the City of Columbia Heights will be sharing stories and photographs here.