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.
You can now read Columbia Heights: Bootstrap Town, A Social History by Irene Parsons online 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 $10 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
The centennial coloring page, sponsored by Northeast Bank, can be found here.
Be a part of the centennial celebration by helping create a centennial quilt. More information can be found here.
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.