Welcome to the Iron County Historical Society
Since 1974, the Iron County Historical Society has been dedicated to preserving, protecting and sharing the rich history of Iron County, Missouri and its people. Through our museum, publications, programs and outreach, we can help you discover this rich history and help you with researching your own family's history. If you are already a member of the society, you can log-on by clicking on the Members Only link
. If you are not already a member, we would encourage you to join us
and help us to share our rich heritage with future generations. Check out our Coming Events
page to keep up with the latest on upcoming historical society events and use our Blog
page to get the very latest on historical society news, the latest information on changes to the website and information to assist you in researching your Iron County and other ancestors.
Miners in Front of Pilot Knob Iron Mine, 1919
Important Notice - Revised Museum Hours
The Society's museum located inside the Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center remains open on a limited weekend schedule. Those hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 pm. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Construction of Railroad at Annapolis, 1871
Latest Program Now on YouTube
The historical society's latest program is now available on the society's YouTube channel. Two English Families, Coming to America and Their Lasting Impact on Two Missouri Towns
tells the stories of the Tetley and Gay families and their lasting impact on the towns of Ironton and Farmington. The video, just under 25 minutes, is available by clicking here