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. A premiere research facility specializing in family and local history is open Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.
Museum tours are available 1-4, Tuesday – Thursday – 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. The Trial of Old Drum, where George Graham Vest’s Eulogy on the Dog was delivered, took place in this courthouse in 1870. It is funded by membership dues, your donations and sales of publications.
Your donations are welcome and needed. We receive no outside agency funding and have no employees so your donation and or volunteering is extremely important and we thank you for your support.
Hours: Normally 1-4 PM, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday – note: these hours will be erratic for the next month or so. Please contact us a day or so in advance to ensure someone will be here.
To Contact us: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us on https://www.facebook.com/jocomohistory – frequent new pictures & articles.
Postal address: 302 N. Main, Warrensburg, MO, 64093
See the Johnson County History Blog: https://1973whsreunion.blogspot.com
See a video about Warrensburg, Missouri
See a video about Old Drum – Eulogy to the Dog
NOTE: If you would like to request JCHS research any information for you, for the quickest response please contact us by email or Facebook message – see the links above.