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Ozark County Historium

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Welcome to Ozark County Historium, where our county’s colorful history is preseved and cherished. We invite you to come inside, pull up a chair and sit a spell. You will have the opportunity to dig around the roots of your family tree, experience arts and crafts once common to Ozarks family.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, 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 make 12 stitches to the inch, like your grandmother did.Listen as a prize-winning fiddler makes his instrument sing the old songs. Exhibits change seasonally, always celebrating the history of Ozark County and the region. An extensive genealogy library is on-site with research assistance provided upon request. The Historium building itself is a restored General Grocery building.


6 Court Square
Gainesville, MO 65655

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Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking