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How to Interact with History

Locals can learn more about the history of Harrisonville or about relatives who grew up in Harrisonville and the surrounding counties, through various offices and resources.

Genealogy Office:      816-884-6285
400 E. Mechanic Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701
Branch Manager: Jackie Roberts,  
Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9am-8pm
Wednesday: 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm
Friday and Saturday: 9am-12pm, 1pm-5pm

The Genealogy office allows customers to look up newspapers going back to the 1800’s into the present. Staff will assist visitors in finding the history of their relatives or other history that they are searching for, be that through the historical databases or through documents that are available.


Margaret Wade Archives:      816-380-4396 
400 E. Mechanic Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701 
Lower level of the Cass County Public Library, in the Cass County Information Center
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-3:30p.m.   It is always good to call for an appointment to make sure staff members are available to help you.

Cass County records as early as 1835 are stored in the archive room. This can include tax records, marriage records, birth records, wills and more.