About Chariton County Historical Society

Our extensive museum is at the heart of what CCHS does, and houses our large collection of artifacts, photographs, documents, and other memorabilia. The museum encompasses four adjoining buildings, which were all built prior to 1893.

CCHS offers many resources for visitors to learn, connect, and get inspired including exhibitions, events, tours, quarterly programs, an ancestorial certificate program, and a research library.   Our library includes:

  • Birth records
  • Death records
  • Probate records
  • Census records
  • And more!