Upcoming Events

Historium Happenings:
September 2014: "Music and Musicians from Ozark County," a display about men and women with Ozark County roots who have made a career of music. This exhibit will feature such local legends as Lonnie and Thelma Robertson, Don Sullivan and Gary Walker, as well as lesser known but equally talented folks like Verna Gardner, George Rhodes, Etzel Wilhoit and others. It will continue throughout the month and will be highlighted during Hootin an Hollarin, which takes place September 18-20 this year.
Dr. Howard Marshall: A highlight of this exhibit will be a program by noted fiddle music expert Howard Marshall of Fulton, Mo., at 11:00 am on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Historium. Howard Wight Marshall is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri, Columbia and former director of the Missouri Cultural Heritage Center. He is the author or editor of ten books, including Play Me Something Quick and Devilish: Old Time Fiddlers in Missouri.  And not incidentally, Dr. Marshall is also a gifted fiddle player himself! He and a couple of his musician friends will share history and play some music; they'll also perform on Hootin an Hollarin's grandstand stage at 5:00 that same day. 

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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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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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