Make sure to plan your visit to the Genealogical Library and County archive during the month of June, 2022, for our special exhibit, “June Brides (and Grooms): A Visual History of Perry County Weddings. This exhibit is in the Doheny Museum Room at 108 S. Progress Drive in Perryville. Open through the end of June, the exhibit is open Monday-Thursday 9 am – 4 pm, Saturday 9 am to Noon, and Sunday 1-3 pm. Closed Fridays.
The Society’s office, genealogical research library and County Archive are open Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Our Perry County Museum located in the City Park is open Tuesday and Thursday 1-3 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Noon. The Faherty House, our house museum, is oppen by appointment. Thanks for visiting!
This center opened in March 2015 and has a vast amount of information about Perry County and its citizens. It is located in the Perryville Higher Education Center at 108 S. Progress Drive, 2nd Floor, Perryville, MO 63775. (573)768-2470 – Handicap Accessible
Perry County Genealogical Research Library & Archive information:
- Perry County Archive
The Archives include the repository of Perry County records and documents previously housed in the attic, vault, and basement of the courthouse. We also have Perry County newspapers on microfilm from 1862 to present.
- Perry County Historical Society Genealogical Research Library
The library contains federal census records, marriage records, birth and death records, church records, cemetery tombstone listings, local newspaper clippings, and numerous family surname contributions.
- Perry County Historical Society Office
A working business office for the Society with regular hours to handle inquiries and assist researchers, both locally and long distance.
- Doheny Room
Artifacts are on display from the Perry County Museum.
Researchers are invited to use the center to trace their family heritage and explore Perry County’s vibrant history and rich culture.
Perry County Historical Society Information
- Click here for publications of the Society.
- Visit other Perry County Historical Society sites.
- Volunteer, donate, or join the Perry County Historical Society.
- Learn about the history of Perry County.