Upcoming Events

Happy New Year:
Historium volunteers are making plans for a variety of exhibits and activities for 2015. As these plans become more detailed, we will share them with you.
In the meantime, remember that Winter is a great time to work on your family tree. The genealogy library at the Ozark County Historium is filled with valuable resources for both beginners and more experienced researchers. And we can offer help, if you need it, if we are given advance notice of your visit. This is a particularly good idea if you are coming from out of state. Several of our volunteers are experienced in helping others get started or make progress with genealogy research. Our hours of operation are 10-2, Monday through Friday, except for holidays. If the local schools are closed due to inclement weather, our facility will also be closed. If you need help on a weekend, we will try to accomodate you if possible.
ART BY THE ART TEACHERS: NOW OPEN! The art teachers in all five Ozark County Schools have shared samples of their own work for a unique exhibit now on display at the Historium. Through February 13, come in to see examples of painting, photography, sculpture and other media as demonstrated by these talented individuals whom we entrust to inspire and teach our children. We're open 10-2, Monday through Friday, and until 5 p.m. on Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and 12. Don't miss our first event of the new year!

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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