The Endowment Trust Board of the Boone County Historical Society inducted the 2015 honorees Thursday night into the Boone County Hall of Fame. Since 1995 the Endowment Trust Board honored one inductee in each of three categories: a business or organization, posthumous recognition for a deceased individual and a living individual.
Posthumous recognition in 2015 was given to Christian College alumnae Jane Froman, a very popular singer and star of stage, radio and television from the 1930s to the 1950s. Froman moved to Columbia at age 12 and after graduating from Columbia High School in 1924 she attended Columbia College (then Christian College) graduating in 1926.
After her death, many of Jane Froman’s personal collections were given to Columbia College and the Boone County Historical Society. Several local fans are still active members of the Jane Froman Fan Club today. The 2015 induction ceremony took place at the Walters-Boone County Historical Museum.
Click here to read more about all of the 2015 honorees in a recent edition of the Columbia Daily Tribune.
Here is the introductory video on Froman that was shown prior to her induction courtesy of Caledon Virtual production