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 bi-monthly, 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 (Perryville Higher Education Center). All members and the public 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 house museum 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.

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