Societies & Groups
The Ouachita-Calhoun Genealogical Society was formed in 1977 by a group of people interested in family history and in the preservation of the rich heritage of the area. In 1981, they began to publish "Researchin' Ouachita-Calhoun Counties", aimed at meeting the needs of researchers. The publication is published twice a year in April and October.
Their collection of genealogy materials are housed at the Public Library of Camden and Ouachita County located at 120 Harrison Street, N. W. in Camden, Arkansas.
Annual membership fee is $15. Monthly meetings are held regularly on the fourth Sunday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. in the Library. Membership and correspondence may be mailed to : Ouachita-Calhoun Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 2092, Camden, AR 71711 | Membership Form |
The Historical Society actively works to preserve and promote the rich heritage and historical places in the county. Meetings for the Historical Society are held quarterly except for the month of December at the McCollum-Chidester House, 926 Washington Street, Camden, AR. Meetings are open to the public.
Annual membership dues are $25. The membership year begins July 1st and ends June 30th. Members are entitled to that year's four issues of the Historical Quarterly. Back issues of the Quarterly, if available, are $5 each, which includes postage.
The Ouachita County Historical Quarterly is published four times a year by the Ouachita County Historical Society, a non-profit corporation chartered in Camden, AR. Since 1964 the Historical Society has promoted and supported the McCollum-Chidester House Museum in Camden as an educational, non-profit institution. The museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is open for guided tours beginning the 2nd weekend in March ( on Daffodil Festival weekend) and closing the day before Thanksgiving. Museum hours are 9:00 A. M. to 4:00 P. M. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum is closed Sunday through Tuesday. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. For more information call 870-836-9243.