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!




 
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.
 



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JULY 2018 QUARTERLY MEETING

The St. Charles County Historical Society Quarterly Membership Meeting, held July 28, 2018, was attended by a sizable group. 
 
James W. Erwin, local historian and author, presented a fascinating discussion of famous deadly crimes in St. Charles County, including the one involving the notorious “Potato Soup Murderer.”  The meeting was attended by a few descendants of the subject crimes who were suitably enthralled with the talk.
 
An award for best historical article published in the St. Charles County Historical Society Heritage Journal in the past year was presented to Karen Hitchcock for her article on the German immigrant Diekamp family.  You may recall that in this article Karen, who resides in the Diekamp farm house, related the early Diekamp family history and described family treasures still held by their descendants that remind them of their heritage.
 
Our next Quarterly Luncheon Meetig will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  Jo Ann Trogdon will be telling us about “The Unknown Travels & Dubious Pursuits of William Clark”.  CLICK HERE for more information.





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UPCOMING EVENTS
October 27
The Unknown Travels & Dubious Pursuits of William Clark
NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR ALL OCCASION BANQUET CENTER 111 Compass Point Drive St. Charles, MO, 63301 (RIGHT BEHIND THE HAMPTON INN at CAVE SPRING) Our speaker will be Jo Ann Trogdon, who writes nonfiction and practices law   Jo ...

November 6
November 2018 Focus on Genealogy Presentation
  “ Oral History - Making Your Family & Community Genealogy Come Alive”   Presented by:   Judith (Kohler) Blanton, professional storyteller and SCCHS Volunteer.   Free and open to the public. Reservations Required. Call 636-723-0232 or go to www.youranswerplace.org for reservations. ...

November 10
Annual Family History Workshop
Join us for our   FAMILY HISTORY WORKSHOP DAY   on   "DNA:  What Is It All About and What Does It Mean For Me"   taught by Pamela Johnson and Carol Whitton Presented by: St. Charles County Historical Society ...