DeKalb County Historical Society
We are celebrating our 45th year
On April 19, 1969, a meeting of interested people was held for the purpose of forming a Historical Society for DeKalb County. Those in attendance were: Dorothy Caldwell, Associate Editor of the Missouri Historical Review, published by the State Historical Society; Mrs Dayle C McDonough, President of the Missouri Federation of Women’s Clubs, Bessie L Whiteaker, Lora Lockhart, Ruth Lybarger and Martha Spiers.
The following day, April 20, 1969, 34 people who were interested in the preservation of the county’s history met in the Community Room of the courthouse and formed a Historical Society. Mrs Dayle McDonough presided as temporary chairman and her husband, Judge McDonough, read the proposed by-laws and conducted the discussion after which the Society accepted the corrected form.
A motto, which had been suggested by Harley Fisher, was chosen, “A county that forgets its past will never have a future.”. The purpose of the DeKalb County Historical Society is to “study, preserve and record our heritage”.
- Memorial Day Cemetery Flowers
- Ancestor Research
- Heritage Park Museum
- Publications and Souvenirs
There are 4,182 family file folders to help with research needs. We add to them all the time.
Our volunteers will be happy to assist with your research needs.
Copyright © 2014 Martha Shireman. All Rights Reserved
Contact us at PO Box 467 Maysville MO 64469-0467
or 816-449-5451 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the only web site authorized by the Board of Directors of the DeKalb County Missouri Historical Society.
It is maintained by the volunteer staff of DeKalb Co Historical Society.