Keeping Ozarks History Alive Since 1961

Free Classes and Programs at WRVHS

Classes ranging from short workshops and programs to multi-week courses will be offered throughout the year at the White River Valley Historical Society, with no cost to attendees.

Hands-on workshops to be scheduled for mid-year will include book/archival care and beginning historical and genealogical research. An evening multi-week course, tentatively slated for mid-summer, will focus on what life was like for those at home during the Civil War and Reconstruction, including such topics as scarcity of foods, migration of former slaves, and clothing. Multi-week local history courses with hands-on activities for children will also be held throughout the year.

The WRVHS offers a wide range of educational offerings, including customized programs and courses for organizations, schools, and homeschool groups. For more information or to pre-register for workshops and multi-week courses, call 417-546-2210 or email

About the White River Valley Historical Society:

The White River Valley Historical Society is located at 297 Main Street, Forsyth, across from the Judicial Center, and features a museum, research library, and gift shop/bookstore. Hours are Monday–Friday, 10:00–4:00, weather permitting. The Society’s “Branson Centennial Museum” is located at 101 Veteran’s Blvd (corner of Business 65 and W Hwy 76), and features the Jim D. Morris Gallery, as well as a bookstore/gift shop. Winter hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00–4:00, weather permitting. There is no admission charge at either location.