The Constitution of the current St. Clair County Historical Society was approved in May 1994, with the purpose to discover and collect any material that establishes or illustrates the history of the area and to provide for the preservation of such material and make it available to the public. Since that time a number of books on family history, school history, cemetery records and census records have been compiled and published.

In May 2007, the congregation of the First Baptist Church donated their old church building to the Historical Society for a museum site. We moved into the new location on June 23, 2007.

The St. Clair County Historical Society is a non-profit organization. All receipts from sales as well as donations and membership fees are used to continue the work of preserving the county's history.
660 Main Street
PO Box 376
Osceola, MO 64776
For additional information please e-mail us at - we look forward to hearing from you.
Hours Of Operation:
Friday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Year Around
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
May 1st - October 1st
All other times by appointment.
Joan McPeak 417.876.3925
Upcoming Events:
March 13, 2012 (Tuesday)7 PM at the Museum.  Our regular Historical Society Meeting will feature a program regarding the Native Americans in the Civil War.  There is not much information circulating about this so please make an effort to atttend.
May 5, 2012 (Saturday)at 7:00 PM. Annual Music Concert. $5 for adults. Entertainers are:  The Claytons; Paul & Gary Veach; Blue Jeans Bluegrass and Osage River Bluegrass. There will also be a drawing for a quilt and other prizes.  Contact any society member for more information or tickets.
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Special Event
at the
St.Clair County Library

A look at life in the Osceola area before, during and after the "Burning"