History of Odessa Businesses

History of Lake Venita

History of Odessa Schools

Welcome to the Odessa Area Historical Society & Museum

The Odessa Area Historical Society & Museum were founded in 2008.  Our purpose is to preserve and protect the historic artifacts of Odessa, Missouri and the surrounding area (generally the Odessa R-7 School District), and to educate the general public on the heritage and history of the greater Odessa area, including the towns of Bates City and Mayview.

Keep watching our website for even more information and artifacts from Odessa history -- over the coming months you'll find new photo galleries, audio archives, comment forums, and much more!

Lightner Picture - early 1900s

NEW!  You can now view and download minutes from our monthly meetings by CLICKING HERE!