Upcoming Events

Summertime 2014:
Dairy Day 2014 has come and gone and was a success! What fun to see kids enjoying old-fashioned events like a coin scramble, terrapin race and bicycle parade! Lily, the miniature Jersey cow, was so patient and friendly as youngsters had their photograph taken with her, and everyone loved the samples of homemade cheese, butter and ice cream handed out inside the Historium.
Continuing on display throughout the month of June in the Historium will be Agriculture in Ozark County. Come in to see old cream separators and milk buckets, butter molds and a collection of vintage cast-iron farm implements. These are reminders of days gone by that were once such a vital part of Ozarks farmsteads. It's a real trip down memory lane! 
On July 31, we'll be hosting our 2nd annual Ozark County Historium Tea Party! This year's theme is Grandma's Trunk, and our guest will be Carl Streight who will present a program on antique dishes. Tickets will be $10 and are limited in number to 60, so watch for more details about this very popular event.
NOW FOR SALE!!! On the Banks of Pine Creek: The Lunas in Ozark County is now available to purchase for $22 ($25 if mailed.) This 100-page book is chock full of photos, anecdotes, genealogy and other fascinating information about the 16 children of pioneers Elisha and Eliza Gray Luna and their families. If you have roots in Ozark County, chances are you might be kin to the Luna clan, and if you are, you'll want this new book. Mail your check to OCGHS, PO Box 4, Gainesville, MO 65655 to have a copy mailed to you, or stop by the Historium to pick up a few.

Ruby Robins Read about the woman who has made all of the information on this website available.

Ozark County Historium

Our mission is to collect, preserve and celebrate the unique history and heritage of Ozark County, Missouri.

Our home is a renovated general merchandise store building located on the west side of the square in the county seat of Gainesville. Purchased with generous donations of supporters of the OCGHS in 2010, the 1920s-era building now houses a well-stocked genealogy library and provides a friendly, cheerful place for ever-changing events and exhibits in keeping with our mission.

Our organization, founded in 1986, offers membership to anyone with an interest in Ozark County, whether by birth or adoption. Meetings are held quarterly, and those who pay dues receive a subscription to the popular newsletter The Old Mill Run.


Here is a sample of the Old Mill Newsletter of which a subscription is included in your Membership to the OCGHS - join us today and read about yesterday.

© 2014 Ozark County Historium

Photographs: The images you will find on this website are the property of the Ozark County Genealogical and Historical Society. We ask that you refrain from copying them from our site. However, if you wish to purchase a copy, either digital or print, of a photograph, many of them are available.

Please contact us via email for information on individual images.


Email: ozarkco1@ozarkcountyhistory.org

(417) 679-2400 • P.O. Box 4, Gainesville,MO 65655


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