Archives and Records Center


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The Gasconade County Historical Society Archives & Records Center (ARC) is a one-stop facility for genealogical and general history research about Gasconade County.

The facility is located at 315 Schiller Street at the corner of 4th & Schiller in downtown Hermann. The hours are Tuesday thru Thursday 9 am - 5 pm and Saturday 9 am - 12 noon. Reach the ARC by phone at 573-486-4028 or by email at gchsarc@gmail.com. For research request please use the form found here and to request an appointment use the form here.

A bright and cheery research room and staff/volunteers greet visitors. The experienced reading room assistant or volunteers assist researchers as much or as little as they desire. Researchers work in the first-floor reading room and can have records from other levels requested.

Microfilm reader/printers are available. Staff makes photo copies as requested. Copies are $1.00 each for non-members and $.50 for Society members.

An archives shop area allows visitors to purchase all of the items which are found in our online Store.


2019 Holiday Hours

July 4th - Closed

November 27th & 28th - Closed

December 24th-26th - Closed

December 31st - Closing at Noon

January 1st - Closed

*Closure due to inclement weather is based on Gasconade R1 school district’s closure or early release.


A bronze statue of George Bayer, Hermann's Founding Father, is located just outside the ARC entrance. Bayer acquired the land on behalf of the German Settlement Society of Philadelphia in 1837 and was the settlement agent for the earliest years. The original deed transfer documents for Hermann reside in our ARC and are available for public viewing at specifically scheduled times. For more detail regarding the life and accomplishments of George F. Bayer click on his image.


Archive and Records Center Map