Welcome to Putnam County Historical Society and Genealogical Society.


Pitch Tournament

Our next Pitch Tournament is July 8th at 3:00 pm.  Please bring a partner.  

$20.00 per person includes meal

$15.00 per person w/o meal

1st, 2nd and 3rd prize paid

also door prizes and a wonderful boobie prize!

Market on the Square

Saturday, July 7, 7:00 am

Biscuits and Gravy (all morning)

Breakfast Buritos (while they last)

Don Fowler will have a table of collectible items for sale in the PC Museum during Market on the Square.


History Preserved

These archetural pieces came off a building in Unionville.

Do you know what building that was?

What could it be??

One hint-this was around the Historic Unionville, MO square!

How to enter the Contest!

If you would like to enter the contest, stop in the PC Museum on the square in Unionville, MO and enter your guess.  

Winner will be drawn August 1st.  

Prize is a complete set of the most recent Putnam County History Books.

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 as of July 11, 2018

Wednesdays:  10 am to 3 pm

Thursdays: 10 am to 3 pm

All other days:  Closed


Judy McDonald 660-341-5157

Linda Klinginsmith 660-216-2487

for Special Appointment (please give us at least 24 hours notice).

Drop us a line!