Jackson County Historical Society Archives and Research Library
The Jackson County Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the written, oral, and physical legacy of this county. In addition to maintaining many physical collections, the society promotes the study, appreciation, and interpretation of local and regional history. Their roots can be traced to 1909 when a group of citizens interested in history first started meeting. In 1940 the group formally organized and in 1958 officially incorporated as The Jackson County Historical Society to celebrate our rich, unique story. The physical archives, research library, and bookstore are located in the Truman Courthouse on the Independence Square.