Moniteau County Missouri

Historical Society Library


The Historical Society Genealogical Library is OPEN every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1-5 p.m. during April through October.

Moniteau County Historical Society
201 N. High
California, MO 65018
573-796-3563

Our building is rapidly being completed and an Open House is anticipated in Spring 2014.

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A donation can be made to the building fund  or the Historical Society

 

SPECIAL REQUEST: If you write the Historical Society for information please mention in your letter that you found them on the Moniteau County web site.


Brief History of the Moniteau County Historical Society

In November 1966, Mr. Perry Wilson, a retired railroad man, appointed a committee of men and women representing all towns and communities in the county to investigate the possibility of organizing the Moniteau County Historical Society.

A meeting was scheduled for Sunday, November 27, 1966 in California. The following communities were represented: High Point, Latham, Fortuna, Tipton, Jamestown, Lupus, California, McGirk, and Clarksburg.

A suggested constitution and by-laws were drawn up by Mr. Wilson and read by Attorney John Kibbe. They were adopted and those present agreed upon annual dues of $1 per year (now $10 per year, $75 for lifetime).

Mrs. Lloyd Tising, High Point was issued the first membership. The charter membership was 211 by January 16, 1967.


Fees and conditions of searches

Send $15.00 and SASE with an initial letter. This covers a search of the common sources located in the Historical Society Library and copies if they are not excessive. Otherwise, copies are $0.25 each. Microfilm copies are $1.00 each.

For more extensive research (such as searching records at the courthouse or newspaper office): Send initial letter with SASE and an estimate of time will be made. The charge for an extensive search is $10.00 per hour with three hours paid in advance. The copies are the same as above.


Current Publications for sale through the Historical Society Library

Publication

Price at Library

Price Mailed

 

 

Moniteau County History Book (2000, Hardbound)

 

57.00

 

67.00

Shipping Options

Moniteau County History Book (1980, Hardbound)

$45.00

$51.00

 

History of Moniteau County Schools

$ 7.50

$10.50

 

Jamestown History

$ 3.00

$ 4.25

 

As I Remember Sandy Hook

$ 3.00

$ 4.25

 

U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps

$ 3.00

$ 4.25

 

19th Century Homes & Sites

$ 3.00

$ 4.25

 

A Pinch of This & Dash of That (Recipe Book)

$ 3.00

$ 4.25

 

Miller Family Farm Journal

$15.00

$18.00

 

1876 Moniteau County Atlas

$ 6.00

$ 9.50

 

1900 Moniteau County Atlas
Includes new copies of maps and an index!

$ 15.00

$ 18.50

 

Adolph Meyer's 1887/88 Business Directory

$ 6.00

$ 9.00

 

High Point Sesquicentennial Book 1845-1995 (Hardbound)

$30.00

$33.50

 

High Point Sesquicentennial Book 1845-1995 (Softbound)

$20.00

$23.50

 

Jamestown Sesquicentennial Book 1837-1987 (Hardbound)

$30.00

$33.50

 

Linn Township Cemetery Records

$15.00

$18.50

 

Walker Township Cemetery Records

$15.00

$18.50

 

Burris Fork, Harrison, & Pilot Grove Townships Cemetery Records

$15.00

$18.50

 

Willow Fork & Moreau Townships Cemetery Records

$15.00

$18.50

 

Postcard - 1867 Courthouse

$0.25 each; $1.00 for set of 5

$1.50 for set of 5

 

Scripts and Audio Tapes of Radio Program "Life and Times in Moniteau County"

Script or Audio Tape Price at Library Price Mailed
Vols. I, II, III, IV, &V (Each)

Set of all 5 Vols.

$ 4.00

$15.00

$ 5.25

$18.00

Vols. I & II (Large Print-ea.)

Set of 2 Vols. (Large Print)

$ 7.00

$12.00

$ 9.00

$15.50

Audio Tape - Vol. I $ 3.00 $ 4.50
Audio Tape - Vol. II $ 3.00 $ 4.50
Audio Tape - Vol. III $ 3.00 $ 4.50

 

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