About Us

After unsuccessful attempts in 1933 and 1946 to organize a historical society, the Greene County Historical Society was organized on June 2, 1954. Based in Springfield, Missouri, the Society has since been involved in a number of projects, either alone or in cooperation with other groups. Committees were appointed to locate and record historical sites. This eventually led to the formation of the City and County Historical Sites Boards. A push for the establishment of a room in the public library designated for historical materials resulted in the dedication of the Shepard Room in 1961. The Society was involved in the establishment of Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, as well as the establishment in 1975 of the Bicentennial Historical Museum (now History Museum on the Square.)

The official archives of the Society is housed in the Special Collections and Archives Department at Missouri State University. 

Unfortunately, the Society's volunteers cannot help with reference questions. However, we do maintain a list of local libraries and archives that will assist you in finding help  with your research needs.

Greene County

Historical Society

P.O. 3466

Springfield, Missouri, 65808

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