Today in Gasconade County



Web Site last updated: 6 November 2018

  * Digitizing MO German Heritage Video.

  * Speaker Series - "Digging our Dirt"

    22 July 2018

  * Most Recent Century Landmarks addition.

  * Video of WW I Book Release Event 11  November 2018




Welcome to the Gasconade County

Historical Society (GCHS) Website. This site is designed to help us better communicate with you, our valued visitor, and to help you better understand: who we are, why we exist, what our interests are, where our activities are centered, when they are scheduled to occur and what items/information we have available for your exploration and possible purchase. Our society was officially chartered almost 40 years ago to bring together people interested in history and especially those people interested in the history of Gasconade County located in this beautiful state of Missouri. This web site is precisely focused on achieving this stated purpose.

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Click this graphic to see The Gasconade County Marriage Records for the period 1822 - 1949


As you browse, you will see that we have organized our Website around both our Museum, located in Owensville, and our Archives & Records Center located in Hermann. If you desire more detail, you will find both text and photographs to help you better understand a given topic. Further information not presented here may be obtained by contacting one of our volunteers at the Archives and Records Center. We want you to get all that you are seeking and we pledge to help you in whatever way we can.

We are very interested in achieving and maintaining the highest of quality standards. In particular, we are striving to present accurate, timely and useful information to you, our visitors, in an attractive and easily understood manner. You can help us bring our Website ever closer to these quality standards by providing us with feedback through the
feedback form. We are sincerely interested in your suggestions on how we can improve, so please let us know. Thank you and enjoy!



Upcoming Events


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Latest Web Store Item


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Book Titled

"The Historic 1830's German Immigration To Missouri"

Authors: Anita Mallinckrodt, James Muench, Marc Houseman and Cathie Schoppenhorst

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Special Exhibits


Latest Museum Addition


Ed Bossaller, preparing for display,1941 Skiff Hand Crafted by

the late Irvin Leach of Cooper Hill..

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Web Site Metrics


To View The December 2014 Metrics Report, Click Here.


Recent Events

Speaker Series Presentation #2

"Digging Our Own Dirt"

Presented By: Mike Kisling & Chris Heimsoth

2:00 PM / 22 July 2018

Zion - St. Paul Church, Bay MO

To View Video Click Here




2nd Qtrly Membership Meeting 6 May 2018

Presentation by Caitlin YagerTitled:

"Digitizing Missouri's German Heritage"

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Sandy Voss is The winner of the CY 2017 Quilt Raffle conducted at the 5 Nov Quarterly Membership Meeting. Here she poses with the prize quilt crafted, handmade and donated to the GCHS for this purpose by Pat Hudson. Congratulations Sandy and Thank you Pat.




GCHS Wash House Dedication 16 July 2017

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Speaker Series Presentation

"Old Time Team Town Baseball"

25 June 2017

Presented by: Don Kruse

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12 Feb 2017 Presentation: Sheep to Shawl 

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Cemetery Walk

Bethany UCC, Hwy Z Berger MO

18 September 2016

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2016 Christmas Tablescapes

Hermann Rotunda

3,4,11 and 2 December 2016

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Speaker Series #4

"By The Fruits of Her Hands"

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Video of Speaker Series #2 Presentation

"History of Photography"

Presented by John Wilding 7 Aug 2016

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Speaker Series Presentation #1 for CY 2016

Presenter: Claire Blackwell

Topic: "Tools of the Trade - The Lives and Artistic Legacy of the Schroeder Family of East Hill, Hermann MO".

24 April 2016 / Hermann Rotunda

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"Christmas 2015 Tablescapes"

Hermann Rotunda, Hermann MO

5-6 and 12-13 December 2015

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"Cemetery Walk at St Peters Evangelical

Fredericksburg, MO 27 Sep 2015

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Speaker Series Presentation 2015-2

"Tour of some Stone Houses located in Gasconade County"

14 June 2015

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Want to view some really beautiful photos with significant historical value...then go to the?...Missouri History Museum's Photo Stream (Click Here)...and click on the slide show block in the upper right corner of page and enjoy!!!

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GCHS Century Home & Landmark Program

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Contact Us

At our Museum:

105 West McFadden

Owensville, MO 65066


Presently closed for the winter

Museum will re-open Monday/21 March 2014

Museum Hours MFS 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Email: GCMuseum@FidNet.com


At our Archives and Records Center:

315 Schiller Street

Hermann, MO 65041


Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM - Noon



Gasconade County Historical Society

PO Box 131

Hermann, MO 65041

Phone: 573.486.4028

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