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!
We want your feedback!  To send us your comments about our Website please CLICK HERE and use "Website Comments" as the subject.

The Heritage Needs Your Memories!
Everyone has a story to tell, including you.  The way history is recorded for posterity is when you write down your recollections of events, occasions and people.  You might think those memories are insignificant or are not interesting enough for an article in the Heritage, but you should let our editor determine that.  We have people available who can help you with the writing of your story.  We can even do some research to fill in details of dates and times if needed.
Contact us with your story ideas and let’s get them into print!  If you would like more information about how to submit an article call Amy at (636) 946-9828 or CLICK HERE and use "Heritage" as the subject.


January 2018 Quarterly Luncheon Meeting BIG HIT!

The Society’s first Quarterly membership meeting at the new venue, All Occasion Banquet Center at Cave Spring, was highly enjoyable.  The facility worked out well, with plenty of convenient parking, meeting room on the ground level, good food and plenty of seating room for patrons and guests.  Maître d’ Tyler Luetkenhaus and his staff were able to accommodate the largest attendance the Society has seen at one of its Quarterly meetings in some time. 
Best of all, the Presentation by Donna Hafer, proprietor of the Mother-in-Law House Restaurant on Main Street in St. Charles, was very interesting.  She recounted how a young girl from rural Illinois came to Lindenwood College, fell in love with the area and decided to spend her life in St. Charles.  She participated in the revitalization of South Main Street, opening up a successful restaurant and spending her life making that historic area a thriving attraction for tourists and local residents alike.  After her presentation, Donna received a standing ovation from the audience.
The DAR made a special presentation to our sainted first archivist, Edna McElhiney Olson, that was accepted by her grand-daughter, Mazie Dalton, a current member of the Board of Directors. 
Thanks to all, the Membership Committee, the Planning and Education Committee, the Archivist and Executive Secretary and others for making the meeting such a success. 
We look forward to the April meeting when the guest speaker will be Ken Kamper, premier authority on the Daniel Boone family.

Business Member of the Quarter

 â€‹â€‹Congratulations to Mother-In-Law House Restaurant!
Mother-In-Law House RestaurantThe Society has chosen to honor this business member for our "Business Member of the Quarter." As a business member, Mother-In-Law House Restaurant is recognized as a vital part of preserving our community history by supporting the Society with its annual business membership. The Mother-In-Law House is one of our business members helping the Society support our mission.
The restaurant can be found at 500 S Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301. 


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March 24
2018 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 Beer and Soda Attendance ...

May 1
May 2018 Focus on Genealogy Presentation
"Authenticating Your Family Stories: How Local Newspapers Give Your Family Story a Second Life."   Presented by: Greg Hilton.   Free and open to the public. Reservations Required. Call 636-723-0232 or go to for reservations.   Presented by the St. Charles ...