Upcoming Events

Hootin an Hollarin is Sept. 17-19!
It's time for Ozark County's biggest party of the year, and the Historium is planning something special for Saturday. Our guest will be Judy Domeny Bowen, noted folklorist and singer. Judy will perform inside the Historium at 10:00 and at 3:30 p.m. Be sure and stop in for some lively entertainment and to see what is on display.
Oct. 15: Next OCGHS meeting -- and we have a special program planned! April and Rex Legler, from Bloomington, Ind., and members of DAR and SAR, will talk about finding and proving your Revolutionary War veteran ancestors. This program is free and open to everyone, so come to the Historium at 10:00 to learn more about tracing these patriots.
Dorothy Dent returns for one more!
Renowned painting teacher Dorothy Dent will teach a 3rd class on Sat., Sept. 26. Cost is $95, which includes all-day instruction, canvas and paints. Class size is limited to 14. Call 417-679-2400 now to get your name on the list.This class will paint a fall scene featuring pumpkins and apples.
BIG LUNA REUNION IS COMING UP! On Oct. 15-17, 2015, the Historium will host the first Ozark County Luna family reunion. Events are planned for all 3 days, beginning with April and Rex Legler's program on Thursday morning. At 1:00, Rebecca Renteria will speak about Patrick and allied families. Tours of sites of interest will be on Friday, and the grand reunion itself will take place at GHS on Saturday. Registrations are flying in, so don't be left out! See the Luna Family Reunion facebook page to find the form, or email m.msparks@yahoo.com.

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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.

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Email: ozarkco1@ozarkcountyhistory.org

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


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