Welcome to the Ozark County Historium...
...where our county's colorful and remarkable history is preserved, cherished and enjoyed. We invite you to come inside, pull up a chair and sit a spell. Here you will have the opportunity to dig around the roots of your family tree, experience heritage arts and crafts once common to Ozarks families, and learn what life was like for our ancestors. Hear, in their own words, how the old-timers did things, like harness a team of mules to plow a bottom field or turn cane sorghum into molasses. See modern-day craftsmen turn split oak strips into one-of-a-kind baskets, vessels that are still as handy today as they were 100 years ago. Sit down at the quilt frame, put on a thimble and try to take 12 stitches to the inch, like your grandmother did. Listen as a prize-winning fiddler makes his instrument sing the old songs.
These are just a few examples of the things that will be happening at the Historium in the months to come. You'll want to check in with us on a regular basis to see what is currently taking place. And if you like what you see, please join us! We're always looking for new friends. For information, see the menu on the left.