The purpose of this society is to bring together people interested in history, and especially in the history of Henry County, Missouri, and it’s people. Understanding the history of our County is basic to our Democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our State and Nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American heritage.
The Henry County Historical Society was reorganized in June 1966 and was chartered at this time.
An earlier society was started in 1954, but was never chartered. Two hundred and four interested people joined forces to begin an investment of a wonderful society and museum that today has grown to a membership of over 645 people. One of the first curators said, There is no limit as to what a group can do, if no one cares who gets the credit and there are no ego needs. The hard work and dedication of these early members has left us the legacy of a strong foundation on which to continue to build.
President Klein Spangler
Vice President Carlene Lowe
Secretary Nancy Summers
Treasurer Adele Bernard