Recent Events

Shown below is a chronological listing of links to videos, pictures and descriptions of recent events. The photos may take a few moments to load and become visible. The most recent is shown at the top. Just click on the graphic below to view the details.


"Digging Our Own Dirt" - A Gasconade County Historical Society Speaker Series Presentation focusing on the use of metal detectors for use in the exploration of significant civil war locations for metal artifacts where troops gathered, fought and camped. Presented by: Mike Kisling and Chris Heimsoth.


The presentation titled "Digitizing Missouri's German Heritage" was

presented by Caitlin Yager, The Missouri Humanities Council Director of

Heritage Programs, as part of the GC Historical Society's second quarterly membership meeting of CY 2018.


The 2017 GCHS Sponsored Christmas Tablescapes were conducted in the Hermann Rotunda, Hermann Missouri on 2, 3, 9 and 10 December 2017 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. with approximately 500 paying visitors. A highly successful event.


 "The Boone Family In Early Missouri"...a presentation given by Cathie Schoppenhorst to members and guests attending the GCHS Quarterly Meeting

held on 5 November 2017 at The Swiss Evangelical Reformed Church, Swiss MO.


This Cemetery walk was conducted at St. John's UCC at Stolpe, MO. A

total of eight presentations were given in the Church due to inclement weather.


The GCHS Wash House was originally gifted by Anna Rademacher in memory of her parents. Prior to her death, she very generously arranged for its renovation and updating. This video documents the rededication of The Wash House in her honor.


Old Time Town Baseball in Gasconade County. This presentation was

given by Don Kruse on 25 June 2017 as a Speaker Series Presentation.


This presentation was given as part of the GCHS Quarterly Meeting conducted

at The United Methodist Church in Rosebud MO on Sunday/12 February 2017. Presenters are members of The Rural Missouri Spinners Club.

The 2016 GCHS Sponsored Christmas Tablescapes were conducted in the Hermann Rotunda, Hermann Missouri on 3,4, 11 and 12 December 2016.


Speaker Series #4 for CY 2016 Features Mary Anne Kemper presenting: "By The Fruits of Her Hands" 16 October 2016 Gasconade Manor, Owensville, MO. Here is a link to the American Quilt Study Group Abstract mentioned in this presentation.


 Bethany UCC Cemetery Walk Hwy Z, Bethany MO 18 September 2016


Speaker Series #2 for CY 2016 Features John Wilding presenting:

"The History of Photography" 7 August 2016 at St James UCC, Charlotte MO


Speaker Series #1 for CY 2016 Featuring Claire Blackwell presenting:

"Tools of The Trade - The Lives and Artistic Legacy of The Schroeder

Family of East Hill, in Hermann MO".


Professor Farquart and Polecat Annie Performance at the 17 April 2016

GCHS Quarterly Membership Meeting in the Owensville Theater.


GCHS Quarterly Membership Meeting Program 21 Feb 2016 

"A Glimpse of The Past" presented by Claire Blackwell 


 Christmas 2015 Tablescapes displayed on 4-5 and 12-13 December 2015.


 GCHS Sponsored "Cemetery Walk at St Peter's Evangelical Church,

Fredericksburg, Missouri"  Conducted 27 September 2015


A photographic Tour of some of the Stone Houses located in Gasconade

County, Missouri conducted on 14 June 2015.


Presentation: History and Highlights of the Bem Missouri Community.


Presentation: Moonlight Serenade to City Lights by Dr. Kenneth Johnson.


 Presentation: Missouri Mules by Sue Cole hosted by White Mule B&B/Winery.


Christmas Tablescapes at The Hermann Missouri Rotunda December 2014



Over There: Missouri and the Great War (WWI) 9 November 2014


Dance Halls of Gasconade County - Speaker Series #3 19 October 2014 


The Rock Island Line - Railroad Through Owensville, MO 8 August 2014


Home Made Quilts - A GCHS Museum "Special Exhibit" 14 July 2014


Clay Mining in Gasconade County - Presented By Charlie Gross 20 June 2014 


The History of Clay Mining in GC, Missouri 20 June 2014



    GCHS Cemetery Walk Woollam Missouri 25 May 2014

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Ed Langenberg Presents: Stories About Drake Missouri, 27 April 2014

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GCHS Christmas Tablescapes 2013

7, 8, 14 and 15 December 2013

Hermann Rotunda, Hermann, MO

To see video click on the graphic above.


GCHS Speaker Series #4

"Digging For Gasconade County Roots"

Presented By:

Lois Puchta, Director GC Archives & Records Center

6 September 2013


This video is in 6 Parts, each being approximately 15 minutes in length. To view, simply click

on the part number below:


Part 1                         Part 2

Part 3                         Part 4

Part 5                         Part 6


GCHS Speaker Series Presentation #3

"Early Man In Missouri"

Presented by: Jerry Poppenhouse

9 August 2013

This video is in 5 Parts. To view, simply click on the part number below. 

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4    Part 5

 To view the slides Click Here.

For a copy of the Handout Click Here.


GCHS Quarterly Dinner Meeting

Guest Speaker: Sandra Nolan

Subject: "An Afternoon In Bay Missouri"

Presented on 14 April 2013

This video is in 9 Parts. To view, simply click on the part number below.


                 Part 1     Part 2     Part 3     Part 4    


                       Part 5     Part 6     Part 7    


                              Part 8     Part 9

Speaker Series Presentation #1

"Steamboats on The Gasconade"

Presented by Ed Bossaller on 17 March 2013

Click on video link below to view:

Part 1 of 4

Part 2 of 4

Part 3 of 4

Part 4 of 4

Conclusion and Q&A


If you would like the entire presentation on DVD click here for a direct link to our web store.


GCHS Quarterly Meeting

Guest Speaker - Mr. Eric A. Miller

Subject - Vintage Radios

Presented on 10 February 2013.

This video is in 4 Parts. To view, simply click on the part number below.

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV


GCHS Quarterly Business Meeting

2:00 PM / 10 February 2013

Old County Court House, Hermann MO

This event is covered in a 2 part video. To view, simply click on the Part number below.

Part I

Part II


Christmas Tablescapes

Hermann Rotunda

2 December 2012

To view video, click on the graphic above.


Fall 2012 Dinner Meeting/Quilt Raffle

St. James UCC, Charlotte MO

4 November 2012

To view photos of highlights and to get a peek at next years quilt, just click on the graphic above.


Hermann City Cemetery Walk

28 October 2012

To view photos, click on the image above.


Speaker Series #4

"Prohibition in Gasconade County"

Presented on 7 September 2012 by Ray Hamm

To access Video, click on desired Part # below:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5


GCHS Dinner Meeting and Program

15 April 2012, Swiss MO


This video is in 6 Parts, each being approximately 15 minutes in length. Click on the part you wish to view.


Part 1  Business Meeting

Part 2  Business Meeting (Con't)

Part 3  Program: Swiss History

Part 4 Program: Swiss History (Con't)

Part 5  Program: Swiss History (Con't)
Part 6  Program: Swiss History (Con't)


GCHS Winter Quarter - Meeting 12 February 2012

Presentation: Geology of Gasconade County

Presentor: Mr. Dan Slais


This presentation is in 5 parts each being approximately 15 minutes in length. If you have an interest in learning more about: earth science, geology, minerals, Galena, Mozarkite, Crinoid, Granite, Cambrian Rock, Devonian, Mississippian, Ordovician, Sandstone, Dolostone, Roubidoux Sandstone, St. Peter Sandstone, Jefferson City Dolostone, Pennsylvanian Clay, The Cuba Fault, and the Leasburg Fault, then you will find this series worthwhile. Dan's presentation is followed by a Q&A period which can be found in Parts 4 and 5. To view the videos, simply click on the parts below:


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Winter Quarter - Business Meeting 12 February 2012

This meeting was conducted in the GC Court House in Hermann Missouri. Included in this video are: Secretary's reading of the minutes of last meeting, Treasurer's Report and President's recap of coming events.

To View Click Here.


Fall Dinner Meeting Program 6 November 2011 

A Presentation Titled "The Nazification of Germany and The Downfall of Democracy 1933-1939" was given by Lolle Boettcher. Video of the presentation is in 4 parts. Click on the links below to view each part.


Part - 1
Part - 2
Part - 3
Part - 4


Hermann City Cemetary Walk
Click on the image above for link to a video.


Speaker Series #4

Presented by our Archives Director Lois Puchta.

This video in 5 Parts. Each part is approx.15 Minutes.

Part - 1

Part - 2

Part - 3

Part - 4

Part - 5



Lois Puchta accepting Missouri State Genealogical Association's Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of The Archives & Records Center on 5 August 2011. (Click here for details).


Kay Schwinke discusses the history of Morrison, Missouri, her home town, at our 3 April Quarterly Dinner Meeting.

Native American Artifacts Exhibit was on display in our Museum from April 2010 through January 2011.

Hermann City Cemetary Walk 24 October 2010

Terry Jordan's Presentation on Early American Artifacts August 2010.

29 July 2010

9 July 2010

Combined Membership Meeting / Ice Cream Social.

9 July 2010 Membership Meeting

Spring Fashion Show and Tea 2 May 2010


29 August 2009 - 100 year old wagon returned Gasconade County by a generous benefactor.

12 July 2009

Abe Lincoln's 200 Year Birthday Celebration at Museum


Cemetery Walk Conducted at the Red Oak Methodist Church of Rosebud MO

on 5 October 2005.