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)
Important Announcement from the President of the Perry County Historical Society, March 19, 2020:
Rules and guidance are changing quickly all over the world because of Coronavirus 19. Perry County Historical Society is not exempt from this. Effective immediately, the Perry County Genealogical Research Library and Archive in the Perryville Higher Education Center is CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The President of Mineral Area College, who graciously allows us to use space, has locked their doors and will no longer allow volunteers or visitors. Because of this, our Director Meghan Helm Welker, will be working from home without access to many of our research materials. Until this pandemic subsides, we find it necessary to suspend additional research requests until further notice. Meghan is currently working 17 requests and will do her best to complete those. This will give her much needed time to work on the Bicentennial Book and coordinate the 100+ submissions we have received.
In addition, the Perry County Museum in the Park will also be closed until further notice. We thank you in advance for your understanding while we write another chapter in the history of Perry County, Missouri.
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.