Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Historium Tea
After two highly successful events, plans are being made for our third tea party. On Thursday, July 30, you will enjoy food, fun and fellowship at this ladies-only event. Guest speaker is Connie Grisier, an authority on Victorian fashions. She will tell us, using her set of 13 china dolls and their handsewn wardrobe, how a proper Victorian lady would have dressed for such things as housework, a tea party, a funeral and bedtime. Tickets will go on sale in June, and seating will be limited to 60. For more information, call the facility at 417-679-2400 or email janettaber@gmail.com.
July 23: Next OCGHS meeting -- program still being planned -- watch for more info!
Dorothy Dent returns for one more!
Renowned painting teacher Dorothy Dent will teach a third painting class on Sat., Sept. 26. Cost is $95, which includes all-day instruction, canvas and paints; you provide brushes. Class size is limited to 14 participants. 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, dozens of cousins will flock to Ozark County for the first Ozark County Luna family reunion. Events are planned for all three days, beginning with a program on Revolutionary War patriots by DAR and SAR members April and Rex Legler on Oct. 15 at 10:00 a.m. In the afternoon genealogist Rebecca Renteria will speak about the Patrick and allied families. Tours of county sites of interest will occur on Friday, and the grand reunion itself will take place at GHS on Saturday. More details to follow, or email m.msparks@yahoo.com for info.

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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.

© 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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