Welcome to Putnam County Historical Society and Genealogical Society.

The Monday meals have been discontinued until FAll.

Meals will begin in the Fall.

Watch for our Special EVents!

Call 660-947-2955

201 South 16th Street, Unionville, MO

Displays Include:

History Preserved

See our many displays preserving Putnam County, MO history. Displays include military, medical and many others.

Flight 11

We have a large collection of newspapers and other items and information regarding the crash of Flight 11.  Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashed on May 22, 1962 just south of the Iowa line in Putnam County, Missouri.

Putnam Fadless Dyes

See many examples of Putnam Fadless Dyes which was invented in Putnam County.

History of PC historical society and museum

Click to learn more about the Putnam County Historical Society and Museum.  Membership Form is attached.

History of the PC Historical Society and Museum (pdf)


Putnam County Genealogical Society

Learn more about the history of the PC Genealogical Society

PC Genealogical Society History (pdf)


1888 History Bios. These are scans of the 1888 History Book for Putnam County only.

Click on a file to download.

biographicalindex (pdf)


pages1036-1047 (pdf)


pages1048-1057 (pdf)


pages1058-1067 (pdf)


pages1068-1077 (pdf)


pages1078-1087 (pdf)


pages1088-1097 (pdf)


pages1098-1107 (pdf)


pages1108-1117 (pdf)


pages1118-1127 (pdf)


pages1128-1135 (pdf)


PC Newspaper Collection

The Putnam County Public Library now has a Digital Version of the Entire PC Newspaper Collection.  This is thanks to a generous donation in memory of Barbara Wickless PhD, by her family.  

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love to show you around your museum!

Putnam County Historical Society

201 S 16th St, Unionville, MO 63565, US

(660) 947-2955

New Hours!!!

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday:  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

All other days:  Closed

Call 660-947-2955 for Special Appointment.

Drop us a line!