Upcoming Events

New! The Ozark County Historium Quilt Group will have its next meeting on Friday, Sept 23, at 10:00 a.m., when we will make blocks from the popular book, The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. The group is open to everyone, with no cost to participate. We'll make selected blocks from the book and learn about the tradition of quilting as we go along. Please join us if you'd like to learn to make this very neat quilt!
Coming soon!  Did your family have its photo featured on a Christmas card "back in the day?" If so, share yours with us, please! We're gathering as many of these gems as we can for an exhibit coming this winter. We can scan your original and give it back to you. Drop it at the Historium to have this done, or mail it to: Historium, PO Box 4, Gainesville, MO, 65655. We'll send your card back to you.
In 2017: In remembrance of the United States' entry into the Great War in 1917, we will be publishing a booklet of letters written by Ozark Countians who served in the military during that conflict. If your relative served in WWI and you have letters they wrote back home, please share them with us! Contact the Historium at 417-679-2400 or send a message to ozarkco1@ozarkcountyhistory.org.

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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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