The Adair County Historical Society 2018 calendars are available. $5.00 each
The theme this year is The Odd, The Unusual, The Eccentric, The Amazing.
You can pick one up at the Adair County Historical Society Wed., Thurs., Fri. 1:00 - 4:00
or call during those hours to have one sent to you. You will need to
If you have pictures please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Fall Banquet/Meeting
Our 2018 banquet date is to be determined.
The Adair Historian
The April 2018 Adair County Historical Society magazine is now available. It features memories from the east side of Adair County in Brashear and the surrounding communities. The history, memories, and photos of 4 long-time residents from that area were featured. Also, "Memories of an Adair County Farm Boy" in this issue follows the life of Robert Wilson from the Ft. Madison community to Germany to Brashear -- from the farm to the Korean Conflict to Postmaster. For members, this 36-page publication is in the mail. If you are not a member but would like a copy, they are $5 at the museum or $8 by mail. Mail to 211 S. Elson St., Kirksville, MO 63501. We are open Wed., Thurs., and Fri. 1:00 to 4:00. Back issues of our magazine are also available! Become a Historical Society member and receive future quarterly issues free!
This is a list of articles published in the The Adair Historian published by the Adair
County Historical Society beginning in 1998 through 2009. The article titles are listed in chronological order by date
printed. One can use a browsers search feature (ctrl + f) to check for particular names or words. To Obtain Hard Copies: The ACHS will send up to three articles from this index for a $10.00 minimum charge plus $3.00 each
thereafter. Send your request including the article names, and where they are located including the year, season,
volume and page number plus a check made payable
to the Adair County Historical Society at 211 South Elson, Kirksville, MO 63501. The request must include a self-addressed
envelope (legal sized) with enough postage to cover the return mailing by first class (up to 4 pages = 1 oz. postage, 5-9 pages
= 2 oz. and 10-15 pages = 3 oz.).
Researchers may also view all volumes of The Adair Historian at the Societys museum and
library at the above address and make copies for twenty-five cents a page. Regular visiting hours are 1 - 4 p.m. Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday. Call 660-665-6502 if you have questions.
Novinger Photo Collection
The Adair County Historical Society "Mostly Ghosts" photo collection by
Cyrus Truitt is available at the ACHS. It has one thousand pictures, mostly in or
around Novinger. The information is available by photo number, subject, and surname.
Click here for more information.
Novinger Renewal has been considering making a reprint of its
2001 history book - Novinger (Adair County), Missouri
The People, The Town and The Surrounding Communities
* 768 pages * hardbound * 134
biographies * coal mines * railroads * history of all
place-names in county west of the Chariton River * businesses *
complete 76 page all-name index * 17 maps * 669 photos and much
2001 history books will be
available at the cost of $55. Arrangements can be made to pick up books in Novinger or
Kirksville locations by calling 660-488-5280. To request a copy
by mail send the $55 payment, along with shipping costs of book
rate ($5.25) OR priority mail ($10.95), to Novinger Renewal,
15892 State Highway 6, Novinger, MO 63559.
Gary's email address email@example.com .
The Adair County Historical Society was founded in 1976.
The Society is fulfilling its mission "to collect and preserve history of Adair County. The
Adair County Historical Society has collections of Adair County history artifacts, documents, narratives,
and photographs. Feel free to ask us about research, educational programs, and tours. The ACHS is a
non-profit institution and organization. If you have questions, feel free to contact us.
Located at 211 South Elson Street
Kirksville, Missouri 63501-3466.