Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center
Missouri Department of Conservation
United States Forest Service
State Park
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
National Park Service
Preserving Ozark Natural Resources and Culture

The ONCRC features a variety of free exhibits each year which highlight Ozark Culture and Natural ResourcesThe Ozark Natural & Cultural Resource Center was created to provide information about natural and cultural opportunities for learning and recreational experience, while promoting responsible resource stewardship.

The Center is in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Ozark National Scenic Riverway, Missouri Department of Conservation,
Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Mines, and The Pioneer Forest. Each has a display at the Center.

Exhibits are free to the public.

ONCRC is a non-profit organization operated entirely by volunteers. It is managed by the Salem Area Community Betterment Association.

Donations are gratefully accepted.

If you would like to volunteer come in, call, or email us at oncrc@salemmo.com

Free Exhibits

All exhibits are free admission. Mon - Fri from 9-5pm unless other wise noted.


The River Exhibit

July 15th through August 23rd

The River, a cultural and natural history display of the Current River. Artifacts, photos, newspaper accounts of the origin and controversy of enabling legislation creating the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, reflections on the life and communities that have disappeared. This is a great time for tourists, visitors and our local citizens to stop by and take a trip of memories down Current River.

Exhibit Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday: 9 AM - 12 PM

For more information, please call Mary Beth at (573) 453-6091 or ONCRC at (573) 729-0029


Upcoming Exhibits:

Fiebelman Quilt Collection

August 26th through September 20th

Salem Area Arts Council questions? Contact Libby Sanders on FaceBook at (SAAC)facebook.com or email her at SAAC@embarqmail.com

SAAC's Salem Community Acoustic Jam meets every 4th Saturday night at 6:30 pm in the ONCRC conference room. Come on down!

Call 573-729-0029 or e-mail oncrc@salemmo.com for more information

The ONCRC is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and for the months of January and February.