• Address: 219 S. Clay St., Marshfield, MO 65706
  • Phone: 417-468-7407
  • Email:
  • Museum Hours: Monday through Saturday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Sunday. Other hours are available by appointment. Call 417-859-2036 for more information.
Who We Are
The Webster County Historical Society was established in the mid-1950s to prepare for Webster County’s upcoming Centennial celebration, held in 1955. The organization existed off-and-on over the next forty years, until in 1997 its members requested that the Carnegie Library building be turned over to them for use as a museum. After major renovations were completed, the Webster County Historical Museum was opened to the public in mid-1997. Today, the WCHS operates the museum, which is completely funded through donations and volunteer labor. The WCHS is a 501c3 organization and all donations are completely tax deductible. The society meets monthly and membership is open to anyone. For more information, call 417-468-7407.

10 responses to “Contact

  1. Walter Watkins

    August 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Hello – when is your next scheduled meeting? I would like to share some thoughts I have regarding an addition to your museum honoring Edwin Hubble.

    Walter Watkins

  2. Walter Watkins

    September 26, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Hello – Would you have contact information (email, etc.) for James Roderick? I would like to discuss with him a potential collaboration involving the History Museum.

    Thank You,
    Walter Watkins

  3. Benjamin G. Rader

    October 14, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Can a local researcher locate for me that date that Cline C. Herren was elected as probate judge of Webster County. It would have been some time in the 1930s, probably after 1935. I am willing to pay a reasonable research fee.


    Ben Rader

  4. Charles Kuhs

    November 10, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    I grew up near Elkland in the 1950s, and enjoyed reading your general history section. I did notice one thing. The photo of the Skyline Cafe was captioned “circa 1940”. I believe this might be a little early as the automobile in the photo is a 1946 Buick. No big deal, just an observation.

  5. Dodie Kornegay

    November 12, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Was there ever a school in Elkland? What was the name of it? And what pew as the mascot?

  6. Sharon Moore Templeton

    February 1, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Is there a death list from the 1880 Cyclone? My missing people from the 1880 census may be in the deaths, assuming there were some. Thank you. Sharon Moore Templeton

    • Webster County Historical Society

      August 22, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      There is a mortality schedule in the Special 1890 Federal Census. If you let us know who you are looking for, we may be able to help.


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