211 South Elson Street, Kirksville, Missouri 63501-3466. 1-660-665-6502

ACHS 2017 Calendar - Historic Homes of Adair County.
The Adair County Historical Society 2017 calendars are available.  $5.00 each
The theme this year is
Historic Homes of Adair County
You can pick one up at the Adair County Historical Society Wed. - Thur. -Fri. -1:00 until 4:00
or call during those hours to have one sent to you. You will need to include postage.

If you have pictures please email them to adairhistoric@att.net

Adair County Historical Society - Annual Fall Banquet/Meeting for 2017 will be November 11.


NEW!                                ACHS - The Adair Historian

This is a list of articles published in the The Adair Historian published by the Adair County Historical Society beginning in 1998 through 2009. The article titles are listed in chronological order by date printed. One can use a browser’s search feature to check for particular names or words. 


To Obtain Hard Copies: The ACHS will send up to three articles from this index for a $10.00 minimum charge plus $3.00 each thereafter. Send your request including the article names, and where they are located including the year, season, volume and page number plus a check made payable to the Adair County Historical Society at 211 South Elson, Kirksville, MO 63501. The request must include a self-addressed envelope (legal sized) with enough postage to cover the return mailing by first class (up to 4 pages = 1 oz. postage, 5-9 pages = 2 oz. and 10-15 pages = 3 oz.).


Researchers may also view all volumes of The Adair Historian at the Society’s museum and library at the above address and make copies for twenty-five cents a page. Regular visiting hours are 1 - 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Call 660-665-6502 if you have questions.


The Adair County Historical Society "Mostly Ghost" by Cyrus Truitt is available at the ACHS.  It has one thousand pictures, mostly in or around Novinger.  The information is available by tables, photo number, subject and surname.

 Click here for more information: Mostly Ghosts

Four historical markers have been placed on the Adair County Square.
The historical markers are paid for through donations to the Adair County Historical Society.


Battle of Kirksville

Cyclone 1899

Adair County Courthouse

Markers on the Square

Searching your Family History

Adair County - The Early Years

Novinger Renewal has been considering making a reprint of its 2001 history book -

Novinger (Adair County), Missouri
The People, The Town and The Surrounding Communities

* 768 pages * hardbound * 134 biographies * coal mines * railroads * history of all place-names in county west of the Chariton River * businesses * complete 76 page all-name index * 17 maps * 669 photos and much more...

2001 history books will be available after June 1 at the cost of $55 (note change in price). Arrangements can be made to pick up books in Novinger or Kirksville locations by calling 660-488-5280. To request a copy by mail send the $55 payment, along with shipping costs of book rate ($5.25) OR priority mail ($10.95), to Novinger Renewal, 15892 State Highway 6, Novinger, MO 63559. Gary's email address  glloyd@cableone.net .

The index for the book can be viewed at: http://sites.google.com/site/glloydsite/
It is a large document and may take a little while to open.



The Adair County Historical Society was founded in 1976.

The Society is fulfilling its mission "to collect and preserve history of Adair County."

The Adair County Historical Society has collections of Adair County history artifacts, documents, narratives, and photographs. Feel free to ask us about research, educational programs, and tours.

The ACHS is a non-profit institution and organization. If you have questions feel free to contact us.

Located at 211 South Elson Street, Kirksville, Missouri 63501-3466.
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Have a question about Adair? Ask the Historians at the Adair County Museum!

211 South Elson Street, Kirksville, Missouri 63501-3466.
1-660-665-6502 - adairhistoric@att.net

The ACHS museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1 - 4 p.m.

Board Members:

President: Blytha Ellis
Secretary: Claire Lloyd
Treasurer: Denise Treasure
Mary Crnic
Linda Hudnall
Richard Roberts
Pam Sylvara
Debi Boughton
Larry Evans


Missouri State Archives -  www.sos.mo.gov/archives website and follow on Facebook page (www.facebook.com/missouristatearchives ) for more information.



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