St. Charles County Historical Society
Old Market House
101 South Main Street
St. Charles, Missouri 63301
(636) 946-9828
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Welcome to the St. Charles County Historical Society
Beginning March 4, 2017 we will be open every Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.. 

(Dan Brown's comments)
Please CLICK HERE to see John's obituary.
Contributions to the John Nichols Memorial Fund have been encouraged by his wife, Grace Munson Nichols, as a way of honoring John’s decade’s long commitment to the St. Charles County Historical Society, and his more than quarter-century of service there.  John loved the Society and worked tirelessly to see it grow and prosper.
John's loss is a sad and heartbreaking one for his friends and co-volunteers at the Society.  He will be remembered with great and lasting affection by everyone who ever met him.  Contributions to his Memorial Fund may be made using any of the 3 following methods:
  1. by CLICKING HERE to donate online,
  2. by calling the SCCHS at (636) 946-9828, or
  3. by mailing a donation to
John Nichols Memorial Fund
St. Charles County Historical Society
101 South Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and welcome your donations.

Come and visit us at the Historical Society!
We are located in the Old Market House at 101 South Main Street in Historic Downtown St. Charles, Missouri.  We are open every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am to 3pm, and the second and fourth Saturdays, also from 10am to 3pm.
For more information about our organization, please use the menu on the left to navigate through our Website!

We want your feedback!
To send us your comments about our Website please CLICK HERE and use "Website Comments" as the subject.

January 2017 Quarterly Luncheon Meetiing

Over 50 members and guests had a wonderful time at Pio's on Saturday, January 28th, during the Society's January Quarterly Meeting.  CLICK HERE to see more.
Dr. Robert Schultz (left), Editor Emeritus of the Heritage, was presented with the Society’s coveted Lifetime Achievement Award by our president, Dr. Dan Brown. 
Following a short business meeting, Karolyn Terpstra presented a very interesting program on the Sage Chapel Cemetery in O'Fallon, MO.  The presentation  was outstanding and the City of O’Fallon has made an excellent video about the Sage Chapel Cemetery that can be seen by CLICKING HERE.
Hope to see everyone in April at our next QUARTERLY MEETINGNOTE: The April Quarterly this year is on the 5th Saturday (4/29) instead of the 4th Saturday (4/22).

60th Anniversary Celebration

The St. Charles County Historical Society is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year - its Diamond Jubilee.  During 2016 we celebrated our Diamond Jubilee with three special events:
  1. an Early Settlers' Homes tour on September 17th,
  2. a second Early Settlers' Homes tour on October 1st, and
  3. a Celebration Dinner on October 28th (Click here to view a slideshow of pictures from the dinner).
Proceeds from all the Diamond Jubilee events, will be used to purchase a new microfilm reader/scanner and other vitally needed equipment for the Archives (click here for more information). 
If you would like to contribute online to our 60th Aniversary fundraising effort please CLICK HERE.
 See Article About Our 60th Anniversary in Street Scape Magazine

Business Member of the Quarter

​​Congratulations to the Mother-in-Law House Restaurant!
Mother-in-Law House RestaurantThe Society has chosen to honor this business member for our "Business Member of the Quarter." As a business member, the Mother-in-Law House Restaurant is recognized as a vital part of preserving our community history by supporting the Society with its annual business membership. Office Depot Office Max is one of our business members helping the Society support its mission.
The Restaurant can be found at 500 S Main St, St. Charles, Missouri 63301


Help us meet our Diamond Jubilee goal
60 years of preserving
St. Charles County History and Genealogy. 
If you would like to contribute online to our 60th Aniversary fundraising effort please CLICK HERE

NOTE:  the "Raised" amount shown above does NOT include approximately $3,500 in additional Pledges to date.

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Marguerite Thompson ca 1940
Marguerite Thompson ca 1940
    © 2017 St. Charles County Historical Society
March 11
Annual Hands-On Computer Genealogy Workshop
 CLICK HERE to see the SCC campus map, then click on a STAR to see name of a building. "Learning How  to Get the Most  Out of YOUR FamilySearch Account" A Hands-On Workshop Four Sessions Presented by Marilyn Liesmann & Fred Held ...

March 14
March 2017 Focus on Genealogy Presentation
    "Discover Your Family's History in the History & Genealogy Depts at the St. Louis County Library"   Presented by: Scott Holl, manager of History & Genealogy Dept at St. Louis Co Library.   Free and open to the public. Reservations ...

April 29
April 2017 Quarterly Luncheon Meeting
NOTE: The April Quarterly this year is on the 5th Saturday (4/29) instead of the 4th Saturday (4/22). "The School on N. Second Street:  The Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles History" Presented by Sister Margaret Munch and ...

May 9
May 2017 Focus on Genealogy Presentation (IN WORK)
  SAVE THE DATE SPEAKER AND TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER   Free and open to the public. Reservations Required.   Call 636-723-0232 or go to for reservations. Presented by the St. Charles County Historical Society and ...

July 22
July 2017 Quarterly Luncheon Meeting (IN WORK)
SAVE THE DATE LOCATION, SPEAKER AND TOPIC FOR THIS QUARTERLY LUNCHEON MEETING TO BE ANNOUNCED. PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER The program and luncheon are $17, and require reservations.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Membership is not required. Friends and ...