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
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, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. except on Holidays and on Saturdays when we have our Quarterly Luncheon meetings. Check our CALENDAR to verify the days we are open.
For more information about our organization, please use the menu on the left to navigate through our Website!

The Heritage Needs Your Memories!
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The newest business members of the Society are Jansens Clocks and McKelvey Homes.
Jansens Clocks is located at 608 South Main Street in historic St. Charles. Don and Angela Barrett moved to St. Charles in the early 1980s and fell in love with historic Main Street. However, it wasn’t  until 2004 that they were able to acquire the building and business from the Jansens and open their own store. They were attracted to this location by its early history, it appears bricks were purchased for the construction of a building on the site as early as the late 1700s. The Barrett family continues the clock tradition of the Jansen family with all manner of clocks for sale, both classic and contemporary, those that need winding and those that are battery powered, and will even service your antique clock if need be. They have expanded the store offerings to include jewelry, collectibles, sports merchandise and other unique gifts. They proudly display a photograph of the shop taken in 1921 as a sign of their historic interest. If you have time to visit this long-time Main Street business, you will be impressed by their offerings!
McKelvey Homes, a prominent builder in St. Charles County, was established on January 3, 1898, by the grandfather of the last McKelvey to own and operate the company. It was sold by Robert McKelvey to current owner and president, Jim Brennan just a few years ago. Under Brennan’s leadership, the business plan has remained unchanged – build attractive, high quality homes in the St. Louis area. The company now has twelve locations where building activity is taking place, one of the more recent being The Villages at Sandfort Farm. Jim Brennan is a former President of the St. Louis Home Builder’s Association, and has the broad experience in the industry necessary to properly assess the housing market in the area and construct the types of homes that attract buyers. We welcome McKelvey Homes as a Business Member of the Society.
For information about ALL our business members click HERE.

At their 15 May 2019 meeting, the Board of Directors held the annual election of officers for the May 2019 - April 2020 term.  The results of the election were:
  • President - Joan Koechig
  • 1st Vice President - Maureen Bouxsein (reelected)
  • 2nd Vice President - Patricia Dickherber
The Board thanked outgoing President, Dr. Robert Sandfort, and outgoing 2nd Vice President, Tim Corcoran, for their service. 
A complete list of the SCCHS Board of Directors, Officers and other information may be viewed on the ABOUT SCCHS page.

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September 10
September 2019 Focus on Genealogy Presentation
  “Identifying, Preserving, and Archiving Portraits”   Presented by:  Megan Atchley who worked at the Cape Girardeau County Archive for two years, and has a Postgrad Diploma in Archives Management from Aberystwyth University.  She has been interested in antique portraits for ...