211 South Elson Street, Kirksville, Missouri 63501-3466. 1-660-665-6502

ACHS 2016 Calendar - Celebrating 100 years.
The Adair County Historical Society 2016 calendars are available.  $5.00 each
The theme this year is
Celebrating 100 years.
You can pick one up at the Adair County Historical Society Wed. - Thur. -Fri. -1:00 until 4:00
or call during those hours to have one sent to you. You will need to include postage.

Next year we are planning the theme to be Historic Homes of Adair County.
If you have pictures please email them to adairhistoric@att.net

Adair County Historical Society - Annual Fall Banquet/Meeting is usually in October.

The ACHS is partnering with the Missouri State Archives - 1940 Census Indexing Project

In preparation for the April 2, 2012 release of the 1940 census, the Missouri State Archives is joining the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project, a joint effort by historical institutions and genealogical societies to index the census and provide free and open access to the indexed records. If you would like to take part in helping index the 1940 census please read the following information.

The Missouri State Archives is already recruiting volunteers to help index this invaluable resource as quickly as possible. To participate go to http://indexing.familysearch.org  and select Missouri State Archives on the profile screen after creating your account.

Visit  www.the1940census.com for more information on the project or email questions about the project to archvol@sos.mo.gov.  

Watch our website (www.sos.mo.gov/archives) and follow our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/missouristatearchives ) for more information.


NEW!                                ACHS - The Adair Historian

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 browser’s search feature 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 Society’s 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.


The Adair County Historical Society is selling a two set DVD of "Mostly Ghost" by Cyrus Truitt.  This DVD set has 1000 picture, mostly in or around Novinger. One DVD contains a movie of the pictures the other scanned photos for you to make your own print. It also comes with three tables, by photo number, subject and surname.

 Click here for more information: Mostly Ghosts

Four historical markers have been placed on the Adair County Square.
The historical markers are paid for through donations to the Adair County Historical Society.


Battle of Kirksville

Cyclone 1899

Adair County Courthouse

Markers on the Square

Searching your Family History

Adair County - The Early Years

Novinger Renewal has been considering making a reprint of it's 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 more...

2001 history books will be available after June 1 at the cost of $55 (note change in price). 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  glloyd@cableone.net .

The index for the book can be viewed at: http://sites.google.com/site/glloydsite/
It is a large document and may take a little while to open.

Annual Coal Miner Days --- Is held the last weekend in May

Click for details of previous years events


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.
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211 South Elson Street, Kirksville, Missouri 63501-3466.
1-660-665-6502 - adairhistoric@att.net

The ACHS museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1 - 4 p.m.

Board Members:

President: Blytha Ellis
Vice President: Marty Jayne
Secretary: Claire Lloyd
Treasure: Denise Treasure

Mary Crnic
Linda Hudnall
Claudia Minor
Richard Roberts
Pam Sylvara

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