We will open by appointment at other times by calling 417 223-7700 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The courthouse is now available to rent to small organizations and for parties. Catering is available. For
details please call or email us.
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Museum Veteran Slideshow
The McDonald County Historical Society would like to thank all the families who have contributed to the Stories of Military Service Exhibit which will open May 26. We are pleased to announce we have met and exceeded our collection goals as of the January 31st deadline for inclusion of photos for the exhibit. The Bunker Hill Quilters now begin their work creating the patriotic quilt background for the photos and the Exhibit Team will begin their work of framing and creating the display.
It is our hope that you will continue to pick up our packets and mail in your military stories and photos. They will be preserved and archived for eventual inclusion in the Military Room Notebook on Veterans.
The Historical Society is honored to be part of preserving and celebrating the unique stories of military service given by the brave McDonald County men and women who served their country and have protected our freedoms.
The Craziest Protest You’ve Never Heard Of
by J. Mark Powell
Discover what happened when McDonald County left the State of Missouri.
We are asking for those who have details or experiences around the secession to call or contact us at our Society phone number or Society email or on facebook as we are collecting research for the State Historical Society on this event.
The 2018 calendar is $10 and now available at the museum and will be available this fall at the following additional outlets: Pineville City Hall, Corner Cafe and More in Southwest City, Rags to Riches Flea Market in Anderson, and the Jane Store. Our Calendar Lady, Dorothy Beauchamp, will be selling them beginning October 1st to business owners throughout the county. We will be happy to mail them to you at $15 if you send your check and request to PO Box 572, Pineville, MO 64856. They make wonderful Christmas presents to your family and friends who grew up in McDonald County.
Please make your check out to McDonald County Historical Society and mail to: McDonald County Historical Society, P.O. Box 572, Pineville, MO 64856.
McDonald County, Missouri is proud of our rich heritage and strong family roots nurtured for more than two centuries in the southwest corner of Missouri. Welcome to the McDonald County Historical Society and the McDonald County Museum.
We meet the third Sunday of every other month at the Pineville community center on Jesse James Road in Pineville, MO, and invite you to join us as we learn more about our rich history and strive to preserve our heritage for all generations.
As a member you will help to support historical and genealogical research, can participate in events and activities including our many projects, and meet new friends.
Anderson, MO 1907
McDonald County Historical Society recently purchased the
Historic Sheriff's House located at 302 Harmon Street,
Pineville, MO 64856 in order to ensure that it will be preserved
for future generations.
Present look of Courthouse
ARNETT, MO Post Office & grocery abt1900
Photo by Evelyn Nichols
HAVENHUST MILL and DAM
|Salt Peter Cave on Big Sugar Creek
You probably knew that Salt Peter cave was used in the movie Jesse James in 1938. But did you know there were 2 entrances to the cave. During the battle in Pea Ridge, Arkansas in the Civil War the cave was used for storing arms and gun powder.
Stories have been told that there were card games held there and the women folk would bring sandwiches for the men. High school students explored the cave.
(Photo from Missouri Digital Heritage)
Attorney, James M. Tatum-July-1931
We acknowledge and are grateful for the support of the Missouri Humanities Council
Miller's Swimming Hole