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.
  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                                                                                                                                      

Welcome to Our New Website

We hope you have enjoyed visiting our new website and hope you return again soon.  Look for further updates and changes as the website continues to evolve.  In the near term, look for new functionality that will allow you to use your credit card to join the Society or renew your membership along with the capability of using your credit card to make purchases from our on-line bookstore.  Come back as we continue to add new content related to upcoming meetings and programs, expand our Surname Database, and make more of our museum's collection accessible virtually.  Finally, come back as we continue to add more information and links to help make tracing your Iron County roots easier and more productive.