About Us

Perry County Historical Society

108 S. Progress Drive (2nd floor)
P.O. Box 97 (Mailing Address)
Perryville, MO 63775
Phone: 573-768-2470
Email: percohistsoc@yahoo.com


To communicate the heritage of the past to the present generation and to preserve what is significant for the future.


The Perry County Historical Society meets bimonthly, on the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November, at 6:00 in the Doheny Room at the Genealogical Research Library and Archive Center. All members are welcome to attend. To join, see the membership page.


The Perry County Historical Society was organized in 1971, and is a non-profit corporation. The Society maintains the Faherty House, a historical home at 11 S. Spring Street in Perryville, as well as the Perry County Museum, a joint venture with the City of Perryville, located at the entrance to the Perryville City Park. In March 2015, the Society opened the Genealogical Research Library & Archive Center, located in the Perryville Higher Education Center. The Historical Society business office is also located at the Archive Center.

The Society’s publication committee began printing the Heritage in 1983. It attempts to record and perpetuate the genealogy of Perry Countians and the history of Perry County.

Special Exhibit for 2018

April 16th – May 19th, 2018

Hometown Teams is a partnership between Perry County Historical Society, Missouri Humanities Council, and the Smithsonian’s Museums on Main Street Program. The exhibit will feature a 900 square foot exhibit examining how sports created and affect communities all over the country, as well as an exhibit examining how sports played a role in Perry County and our communities.


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