St. Charles County Historical Society
Old Market House
101 South Main Street
St. Charles, Missouri 63301
(636) 946-9828

Mission / Purpose Statement

The St. Charles County Historical Society (SCCHS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on preserving the history and genealogy of St. Charles County.

Our mission is to foster an understanding and appreciation of all aspects of Saint Charles County history and genealogy.

SCCHS was founded in 1956 with a mission to preserve the rich history of the county.  In 2009 the St. Charles County Genealogical Society merged with SCCHS and the mission expanded to include the preservation of the genealogical records of the county.

Patrons and visitors to the Society can view records and hear stories of people, places, and events that have occurred in the county. A large number of the early city and county records are located at the Archives. These records include but are not limited to:

  • Wills
  • Probates
  • Circuit court records
  • Naturalization records
  • Photographs
  • Library books and records
  • Business records
  • Genealogical publications and books
  • Indices of records
    • Marriages
    • Cemeteries
    • Church records
    • Census Records
    • Obituaries


Operating Year: May 2022 - April 2023


Officers/Executive Committee
President: Joan Koechig
1st Vice President: Gail B Rea, Ph.D.
2nd Vice-President: Patricia Dickherber
Corporate Secretary: Dennis Hahn
Treasurer: Linda Rea
 
Board Of Directors
Director (2023<--2016): Robert F. Brown
Director (2023<--2017): Joan Koechig
Director (2023<--2017): Justin Watkins
Director (2023<--2017): Dennis Hahn
Director (2023<--2020): Gregory Hilton
Director (2024<--2018): Patricia Dickherber
Director (2024<--2018): Gail B Rea, Ph.D.
Director (2024<--2018): Vacant
Director (2024<--2018): Tim Corcoran
Director (2024<--2021): Karen Daugherty
Director (2025<--2019): Dr. James Bryant
Director (2025<--2019): Richard Tiemann
Director (2025<--2022): Robert Sandfort, Ph.D.
Director (2025<--2022): Carol Selph
Director (2025<--2022): Mike Thomson
 
Committee Chairpersons
Archives: Vacant
Awards: Richard Tiemann
Cemeteries: Carol Selph
Development & Longrange Vision: Joan Koechig
Finance: Dennis Hahn
Membership & Publicity: Dr. James Bryant
Nominating: Gail B Rea, Ph.D.
Planning & Education: Gail B Rea, Ph.D.
Properties: Tim Corcoran
Website: Gregory Hilton
 
Staff
Archivist: Amy Haake
Volunteer Coordinator: Vacant
Executive Secretary: Kathy Criswell
 
St. Charles County Heritage
Editor: Robert F. Brown
Editor Emeritus: Robert Schultz, Ph.D.
 
Website
Webmaster: Keith Stiern
Content Manager: Jack R Sandridge