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. (There is an elevator)
The Perry County Genealogical Research Library and Archive in the Perryville Higher Education Center IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Without a director, volunteers are trying to keep things running. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-768-2470 to make an appointment.
Masks are required per Mineral Area College, the owners of the building.
In addition, the Perry County Museum in Perryville City Park has re-opened with regular hours Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 – 3:00 and Saturdays from 9:00 – 12:00.
Dana Lintner Farrow, President
Perry County Historical Society
The Perry County Genealogical Research Library & Archives Center is home to the:
- Perry County Archives Center
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.