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 by the Salem Area Community Betterment Association. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Free Exhibits


The Ozark Natural & Cultural Resource Center is closed for the season. It will re-open March 2, 2015 with the ...

The Salem Area Art Council is hosting the Art Across the Ages Art Show from March 2-28, 2015. This year we have young artists from Oak Hill R-1, Dent Phelps R-3 and Salem R-80. We also have adult artists from the area showing their work in different media. The show reception and opening will be March 16, 7 p.m. The hours for the show are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Any information can be obtained by calling Gary Nash at 729-2285. The Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center is located at 201 South Main Street across from Casey's Convenience Store. Art Across the Ages is an art show open to artists of all ages. We try to display a wide variety of artists' work to give a variety of perspectives, adding to the vision of the artist as it evolves from childhood to adult. Maturity adds to and sometimes detracts from our vision and our ability to express that idea. This event is sponsored by The Salem Area Arts Council. Our organization strives to bring the arts to our community. We seek to involve the public, educating them in local arts and artists and to bring cultural activities to our community. The arts council is also working on other events for later in the year. We are part of the Salem Area Community Betterment Association, an organization that has the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center, Visitor's Center, Farmer's Market and the Teacher's Closet. If you have any information or questions about this project call Gary Nash at 7292285