Upcoming Events

Ready for Spring?
So are we! To combat the late-winter blahs, we going to cultivate a FLOWER GARDEN of QUILTS in the Historium! We are asking to borrow your Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt for a few weeks, until the outdoor blooming can begin. Bring your hexagon-pieced quilt (no matter the style, just so it is made with hexies) to the Historium during regular hours of 10-2, Monday through Friday, to add it to our display. For more nformation, call the facility at 417-679-2400 or email janettaber@gmail.com.
April 23: The next OCGHS quarterly meeting will feature a presentation by Lynn Tatum of the McDonald County Historical Society. Their current project is the restoration of the county's old courthouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. One room in the old structure is devoted to telling about the on-location filming of the 1939 Hollywood move, Jesse James, starring Tyrone Power and Henry Fonda. Plan to join us, members or not!
Dorothy Dent returns!
Renowned painting teacher Dorothy Dent will teach a painting class at the Historium on Wednesday, May 20. Cost is $95, which includes all-day instruction, canvas and paints; you provide brushes. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Call 417-679-2400 now to get your name on the list. Don't wait too long; spaces are rapidly filling.

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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