Dear Members, Friends and Supporters of the St. Charles County Historical Society:
I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and happy.
Many things have been going on at the society. Our July Quarterly Luncheon was well attended and those present learned about the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Museum. We had our usual table in front of the building during the Festival of the Little Hills. Thanks to so many who worked the weekend but Bob Sandfort deserves many thanks for all his (and his family’s) help to make it a success. The September Focus on Genealogy was about that ever-intriguing topic- DNA. With the opening of the American Revolutionary War in the West exhibit, we have been planning future talks to promote specific groups who are represented in the exhibit. We held our first talk about the Chickasaw Nation. And, we cannot forget that we have started the Cemetery Tour again. There are so many interesting people buried in Oak Grove Cemetery that one should learn about.
The board voted on and approved the purchase of much needed new and more efficient computer equipment. The equipment has arrived and is being installed. It is believed that with this more efficient and connected equipment, life will be easier for staff and our volunteers and will make it is easier to reach already digitized information.
The long-awaited bench to recognize the service and financial support of Dr. Royce Schierding has arrived. You can take a walk down Main Street and sit and rest on the bench in front of our building with our dog sitting by your side!!!
Trivia Night is quickly approaching on Saturday, October 15. If you have not reserved your table, come join us for the fun that night. There is still time to sign up. Just call the Society.
I know that board member elections are next spring but we are always seeking board members from our general membership. It has been quite rewarding for me during the different terms that I have served on the board. Whether a lifelong resident of the county or new to the area but love history, we could use your help. We meet monthly and have some committee assignments. Ultimately, our goal is, as it should be, the preservation of the society and its mission which is to foster an understanding and appreciation of all aspects of Saint Charles County history and genealogy. Please consider stepping up and helping out. Call the Society at 636-946-9828 for more info or contact me at 636-946-2820.
If you would like to help but making a commitment for a one-time event, consider volunteering to read the articles from the past year to select the one that will be recognized by the Society at the General Membership meeting in April. If you are a retired teacher or interested in history and would like to help out with this, please contact us.
I hope to see you at the Archives.