The White River Valley Historical Society was established in 1961. Its purpose is to preserve and interpret the past to current and future generations in the Ozarks. The Society brings together people interested in Ozark history, and especially the history of the upper reaches of the White River Valley, centering in Taney County, Missouri and extending into the counties of Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas. Members and friends discover, collect and illustrate the past by means of manuscripts, photographs, artifacts and discussions at meetings and civic events. The Society addresses issues concerning historical buildings, sites and trails within the region. Historical and genealogical materials are published in the Society's Quarterly and distributed to all members, including many institutions in the Midwest and the South.

The Society meets every second Sunday of March, June, September and December at the Friendship House on the College of the Ozarks campus, Point Lookout, MO, at 1:00 p.m. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

To join the Society, receive Quarterlies and up-to-date information on speakers at meetings and events in our Ozarks communities, please print out a membership form. This Web site may be freely linked to but not duplicated for financial gain without written permission of the White River Valley Historical Society.

Copyright is held by the White River Valley Historical Society and the Society is in good standing as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Missouri.


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