Upcoming Events

Historium Happenings:
Month of October 2014: "Music and Musicians from Ozark County," a display about men and women with Ozark County roots who have made a career of music, continues to be on display through October 24th. This exhibit features such local legends as Lonnie and Thelma Robertson, Don Sullivan and Gary Walker, as well as lesser known but equally talented folks like Rick Taylor, the Shipley family, Verna Gardner and family, George Rhodes, Etzel Wilhoit and others. A special feature is the display of two of Lonnie Robertson's guitars and the white Stetson he often wore while performing. Don't miss this wonderful exhibit!
October 23: The regular quarterly meeting of the Ozark County Genealogical and Historical Society begins with the business portion of the meeting at 9:30, followed by the program. This time around John Harlin will lead a round-table discussion of "How Gainesville Used to Be," with friends such as John R. Sims, Rex Johnson, Marvin Looney, Helen Conardy and others. Don't miss this unique opportunity to remember or learn about the business, family, school and social life of our beloved county seat in those "good ole days!"
Month of November 2014: Another quilt exhibit! Prolific and talented quilter Sue Fuge of Mansfield, Missouri, will share about two dozen of her favorite creations to be on display through the month of November. If you love quilts, you won't want to miss this creative and inspiring exhibit, which will remain on display till the end of the month.

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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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