-To engage in all activities as permitted by Chapter 355 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri for corporation engaged in educational, civic, patriotic, cultural, literary and historical purposes
-To discover and memorialize the history of the County of De Kalb, State of Missouri and the surrounding area;
-To discover, purchase, commission or otherwise support that which sheds light on the history of the region;
-To discover, procure, preserve physical objects that may relate to the history of the region;
-To establish and maintain a museum on land leased or owned by the society;
-To hold regular meetings and other activities for the recreation and instruction of the members and of the general public.
Adopted by the De Kalb County Historical Society Board August 4, 2010.
Missouri Representative Jay Eggleston presented a proclamation from the Missouri House of Representatives in celebration of our 50th anniversary. Pictured are Jay Eggleston Sharon Martin President, Margie Bray, secretary, Linda Walker, treasure, and Roberta Dice, Museum co-curator. September 21, 2019.
New Officers of DeKalb County Historical Society were installed for 2021-2023.
Sharon Murphy, Barb Owen, Bev Maltsberger, Beulah McManus, Chet Owen, Sharon Martin, not pictured is Janice Bennett.
The DeKalb County commissioners have begun a program to remember and post signs at the locations of rural "one-room schoolhouses." The first sign will go up this month to commemorate the Garden Prairie School. A link will be formed to take viewers to an information page online.
We are a community-based organization focused on helping others find their background. With the help of our tireless staff, we help with research, answer questions, and show many of the historical items collected from families, churches and schools in the county. We also hold exciting community-building events, and training sessions for our volunteers.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.