Montgomery County Historical Society Montgomery County Historical Society
Dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the rich local history of the Montgomery County, Missouri area.

In 1977 an historic bank building in Montgomery City was purchased for Society headquarters. The building, added to in 1997 by purchase of an adjoining business building, now houses the Historic Society's business office, museum, archives and research library and facilities, as well as the records and library of the Montgomery County Genealogical Society
Museum exhibits and artifact collections include:
  • Musical instruments, music, band uniforms and photos
  • Antique farming and gardening tools and equipment
  • An early telephone office where a 24 hour switchboard was housed
  • Victorian furnished living room with a mantle from the Judge Matthias McGirk house
  • Hand-made weaving loom, spinning wheels and quilt display
  • Advertising items and catalogues from local fairs, picnics and old thresher reunions
  • Local arrowheads, a Navajo rug and pottery shards from a local dig
  • Recreation of an old barber shop, country home kitchen, rural post office and country store complete with scales, cash register and credit accounting system
  • Wellsville Fire Brick Company photos and scrapbooks
  • Local school year books, class photos and records of clerks of rural school boards
  • Children's dolls, toys, games and furniture
  • Military room with uniforms, medals, weapons and individual service histories
  • Montgomery County Historical Society buildingsRailroad memorabilia
Genealogy library holdings include:
The buildings are handicap accessible and, while two-storied, have an electric chair lift to the second floor. They are open to the public the second Tuesday morning of each month (9a-Noon, March thru mid-December, weather permitting) and by appointment. It is recommended that you confirm your visit in advance as all staffing is by volunteers.