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.
 
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UPSTAIRS FLOOR /CARPET PROJECT
 
Those of you who have been monitoring the affairs of the Society will be aware of the need to replace the carpet and repair the floor in the large room at the west end of the second story of the archives.  This is the area that was used by the City of St. Charles as a court room and for City Council meetings. The carpet dates to that time, and is sadly in need of replacement. The hole in the floor likely dates from the same period. After receiving three bids for this work it is clear that the cost of the project will exceed $8,000. The total cost of the floor repairs won’t be known until after the old carpet is taken up. For sure, though, the need to repair the old hole in the floor along the north wall is an imperative.
 
The City of St. Charles has awarded the Society a $5,000 grant toward the cost of this project.  The remainder of the required funds must be made up by the Society. The City has placed a time limit on their grant of November 1st of this year. Since time is critical, we are asking you to please consider making a contribution in an amount you can afford to complete this worthwhile effort. 
 
Contributions can be made by calling the Archives at (636) 946-9828, or by donating online by CLICKING HERE.  Of course your contribution is tax deductible since the Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity.
 



OCTOBER 2018 QUARTERLY MEETING
 
Who is Lewis without Clark?  Attendees of the Oct. 27, 2018 St. Charles County Historical Society Membership Meeting and Luncheon got an interesting look into the life of William Clark. 
 
In her presentation, and book, The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark, JoAnn Trogdon gave us some interesting questions to ponder.  In her extensive research, including Spanish records and a long lost journal, Ms. Trogdon introduced us to Clark as a 1797 businessman with many talents.  It was an intriguing time, Spain ruled the Louisiana Territory but interests ran high among them, the French, and the Americans.  Clark knew the rivers, he knew the land and how to map it, he knew business and he knew some, perhaps, dubious people.  During these tumultuous times, many people were clamoring to become entrepreneurs, land barons and power-brokers.  Was Clark an unknowing participant in these activities?  JoAnn laid out arguments that he could have been or not.  Regardless, his knowledge of the rivers and his talent as a cartographer made Clark indispensible to the famous expedition in 1804. 
 
JoAnn Trogdon was born and raised in St. Charles and is an alumna of the Academy of the Sacred Heart.  In 1991, she researched and wrote the book St. Charles Borromeo 200 Years of Faith which documented the early history of St. Charles and the importance and influence of the Catholic Church in the development of our city and county.



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