Upcoming Events

Continuing our YEAR of QUILTS, a new exhibit of quilts is currently on display at the Historium. The featured quilts are loaned by Lillie Jackson and Reitha Forrest, friends and neighbors who live in southern Douglas County near Rockbridge. These two women have shared examples of their own work plus some vintage pieces made by family members. Come see this display through the end of May!
July 21: Tea with Molly Brown! Did you know that the Unsinkable Molly Brown was a native of Missouri? She was born in Hannibal, and in July Lisa Marks of the Hannibal History Museum will portray her hometown hero at our 3rd Annual Historium Tea. Tickets for this popular fundraising event will sell out quickly so watch for news of them being for sale in June.
What's your favorite Ozarks-ism? We're collecting those clever, funny and unique sayings and expressions used by our grandparents and parents to print and display at Hootin an Hollarin in September. Please email your favorites to: ozarkco1@ozarkcounyhistory.org. An example: "He's tighter than Dick's hatband" for someone who is stingy with his money.

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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