Upcoming Events

CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY: Quilts by Sue Robirds. Continuing with our commitment to feature local quiltmakers, we now have on display 16 handmade quilts by Longrun resident and retired teacher Sue Robirds. Sue puts her own spin on each of her creations, and they are truly colorful and charming! Come by and be enchanted by Sue's Dancing Pansies, Ozark Cobblestones, Chinese Tea Boxes and others. And if you are inspired to make a quilt yourself, we'll give you a free copy of the 1936 Kansas City Star pattern for Ozark Cobblestones! We're there from 10-2, Monday through Friday (unless the schools are closed for snow!)
April 28: The next quarterly OCGHS meeting will be at 9:30 a.m., and we will host a very special guest! Phillip Howerton, Ph.D., is associate professor of English at MSU-West Plains. He will be sharing with us from his newest poetry collection called A History of Tree Roots, which was published last November. His poetry challenges the cliched representations of the Ozarks, explores the experiences of small farmers, and engages a number of universal themes. Phil is a return visitor to the Historium; at his first visit in 2014, many of the guests commented that it was "the best program we've ever had." Please plan to join us for Phil Howerton's encore poetry reading this spring!

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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