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

The SCCHS Archives at 101 S Main St. Our hours  are from 10 am to 3 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. However, we are open on Saturdays for research by appointment only until further notice. Please call (636) 946-9828 in advance to make a Saturday reserch reservation. Check our calendar on the left for our Holiday hours and CLOSINGS due to weather.
 
 
Research may also be done online (see the Research Page) or by email (see the web contact form). Please watch this website for more information. Thank you and please stay safe.
 

 

The American Revolutionary War in the West

Visit the Heritage Museum at 1630 Heritage Landing St. Peters, MO 63303 to view the new exhibit, "The American Revolutionary War in the West," which has never been on display before. The exhibit features rare artifacts, original documents, uniforms, flags and interactive components that explore life in the Mississippi River Valley region during the American Revolutionary War and western contributions to the war. This exhibit gets its name from a new book by St. Louisan Stephen L. Kling Jr. His book and the exhibit focus on the war in the west, which has been largely ignored until recently. Other exhibits throughout the museum delve into the history of St. Charles County during the Colonial era and the War of 1812. Click HERE for more information.


MESSAGE FROM THE SCCHS PRESIDENT

JULY 1, 2022
 
Dear Members, Friends and Supporters of the St. Charles County Historical Society:

I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and happy. 

The society is open the normal hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  We have been closed on Saturdays, except by appointment.

We held our April Quarterly Luncheon and a Focus on Genealogy learning about what he could find at the St. Charles County Recorder of Deeds and Assessors offices.  We will again have a table in front of our building for the Festival of the Little Hills, which will be held August 19-21.  We need volunteers at our SCCHS table, so please call the office at 636-946-9828 if you have time to work a shift or two over the three days of the Festival.  We will have our next Quarterly Luncheon on July 23 with a speaker from the Lewis and Clark Museum.  More activities are planned throughout the year including the next Focus on Genealogy in September and  the Cemetery tour in October.  More info on these events will follow. But, it is a good idea to regularly check out our website as our activities are listed there.

The new air conditioner has been installed. We switched alarm companies and we are looking at starting work on a large digitization project on family histories.  Our dog has returned to the front sidewalk area of our building.  Please check him out!!!  He is decorated with an American Revolution era look.

Plans are underway for our Trivia Night.  Save the Date:  October 15 at St. Peter Church Parish Center, St. Charles.  We need auction items and tables of players.  Call the office for more details.

I hope to see you at the Archives.
 
Joan  Koechig
President

New Research Resources!

We are frequently adding fresh content to the website!  Check out the RESEARCH page to find new and updated indices.
 

 

Business Members

Our business friends support SCCHS. Please support them. For information about ALL of our business members click HERE.


The Heritage Needs Your Memories!

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UPCOMING EVENTS
October 1
Oak Grove Cemetery Tour
Mark your calendars for the Oak Grove Cemetery Tour sponsored by SCCHS. It will be Saturday, October 1, 2022 (rain date-October 8, 2022) from 10-3PM. This will be a self-guided walking tour with special personalities at some of the gravesites. ...

October 15
2022 Trivia Night
  Join us for our Annual Trivia Night! This year we’ll have all new questions to test your knowledge! Trivia questions from many different categories...not just history! Cash prizes for the top three tables. Plus: Free Soda and water 50/50 ...

October 22
October Quarterly Luncheon
ALL OCCASION BANQUET CENTER 111 Compass Point Drive St. Charles, MO, 63301 (RIGHT BEHIND THE HAMPTON INN at CAVE SPRING) Doors open at 11:30.  Program starts at noon. "Missouri's Amazing Springs" Presented by Loring Bullard, a watershed consultant with the ...

November 15
Focus on Genealogy
The St. Charles County Historical Society Presents:   “GENEALOGY TREASURES IN MILITARY FILES”   Tuesday, November 15, 2022 7:00-8:30 pm   Presented by: Lori Berdak-Miller.   When you open a military file, you would find out about that military ...