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
A list of our 100-year celebration sponsors can be found here. Proceeds from the banner sponsorship program go towards the Centennial Celebration, Movie in the Park series, and the Music in the Park series.
You can now read Columbia Heights: Bootstrap Town, A Social History by Irene Parsons online here. Columbia Heights resident Stella Shaffer also recorded Columbia Heights: Bootstrap Town, A Social History by Irene Parsons into an audiobook format for members of the community to enjoy. You can listen to the book here.
The Columbia Heights' 100th Anniversary Commemorative Calendar, featuring images selected from photo contest submissions alongside historical photos and facts about the City, as well as important City dates and events, can be purchased for $5 at City Hall, 590 40th Ave NE (enter on Mill St). Or contact Will Rottler (763-706-3614 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to have a calendar delivered.
The calendar price includes sales tax. Proceeds go to help fund 100th-anniversary events and celebrations in 2021!
Centennial Coloring Page Contest Winners
The winners of the Centennial Coloring Page Contest, sponsored by Northeast Bank, can be found here.
The centennial quilt is complete and currently on display at the Columbia Heights Public Library. Click here to view pictures and the names of the volunteers behind the project.
The City of Columbia Heights is selling commemorative merchandise for the centennial celebration. Click here to view the items.
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.
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.