The Johnson County Historical Society is a 501c(3) non-profit organization which maintains the Mary Miller Smiser Heritage Library & Museum and the historic buildings on the Old Courthouse Square in Warrensburg, MO. Archives of original county records dating from 1834 are housed here.
Coming April 12 - Old Drum Day! See Events Page for more information.
A premiere research facility specializing in family and local history is open Monday - Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.
Museum tours are available 1-4, Monday - Saturday, guided tours and group tours by appointment.
The Old Courthouse (1838-1871) still stands, carefully restored, in its original location on Main Street. The period courtroom and upstairs offices pay tribute to the brave pioneers who built it.
It is funded by membership dues, your donations and sales of publications and other items. Your donations are welcome:
The Trial of Old Drum, where George Graham Vest's Eulogy on the Dog was delivered, took place in this courthouse in 1870.
Coming March 27 - Phil S. Dixon on the
African American Baseball Team/Minstrel Show
Brown’s Tennessee Rats
Coming May 15 - Bruce Nichols will speak on
Guerilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri
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See the Curator's Blog - "Accidental History"