McDonald County Historical Museum
The McDonald County Museum is located at 302 Harmon just south of the Post
Office in Pineville, Missouri. The primary focus of the Museum is to provide an
array of exhibits and displays that portray the history of McDonald County.
A Museum has been a vision of members since the Society’s inception in the mid 1960s according to conversations the current President has had with numerous
past and present members. Pauline Carnell, past and longest acting president,
stated that, “in order to have an active Society, presentations need to be
informative and exciting.” Pauline told of meetings “in costume” and shared
other ideas. Pauline was passionate about her desire to preserve historical
information. Pauline has been an avid County historian as evidenced in
documented works found in libraries throughout the entire country.
It is with great pleasure that this current Society can promote the Museum. With
pride, we plan to collect and provide for the public as many of the county’s
works as can be ascertained. Many thanks are extended to each and every
contribution that has been received on behalf of the Historical Society Museum.