Keeping Ozarks History Alive Since 1961

Vance Randolph

Vance Randolph Presentation

The free quarterly program at the White River Valley Historical Society on Sunday, September 14 will feature The Folktales of Vance Randolph More…

Forsyth Film

Program Draws Large Crowd

A record crowd turned out to view recently-discovered vintage film footage of ‘Old Forsyth’ at the White River Valley Historical Society in Forsyth. More…

Slusher Exhibit

Slusher Foundation Exhibit

The Roy W. Slusher Foundation will unveil “Taney County—Its People & Its Places,” a permanent exhibit at the WRVHS on Thursday, March 27th, at 10 a.m. More…


The upper White River Valley has a rich heritage. From Native American hunters to settlers making their homes in the wilderness, the region has grown throughout the decades, despite the hardships of the Civil War and subsequent era of lawlessness.

In order to help preserve and communicate that heritage of the past to the present and beyond, the White River Valley Historical Society was founded.

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