Iron County Historical Society

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.  We also invite you to visit us at our museum located in the Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center in Arcadia.  Our current hours are: Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 pm. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Miners in Front of Pilot Knob Iron Mine, 1919

Giving Tuesday is November 28,2023

Giving Tuesday falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  This year, that is November 28th. Since its creation in 2012, Giving Tuesday has become a significant part of many non-profit organizations fundraising activities.  As most of you know, the Iron County Historical Society is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operated solely by its volunteers.  Our mission is to preserve and share Iron County’s rich history.  Should you feel so inclined, your contribution, no matter how small, helps us in achieving that mission.  You can donate through our website by clicking on this link or by mailing your check directly to the: Iron County Historical Society at:
P.O. Box 183
Ironton, MO 63650
As always, your support is appreciated!

Holiday Hours 2023

January 2024 Quarterly Meeting

We hope you will join us for our January Quarterly Meeting preceded by our Annual Members' Show n' Tell Program where our members and guests are invited to bring along and share stories about historical items of interest.  Note that the items do not need to have a link to Iron County.  The meeting takes place at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024 at the First Presbyterian Church of Ironton at the corner of Reynolds and Knob Streets in Ironton.  As always, the public is cordially invited to attend and we hope to see you there!