Take a step back in time with us as we partner with the St. Charles City Parks Department to offer a 60 minute guided tour of the historic sections of Oak Grove Cemetery. On this leisurely stroll through Oak Grove Cemetery, you will see the resting places of those who lived in Saint Charles County in the 1800s and early 1900s, and helped shape our early history. Tour guides and re-enactors will also bring to life the stories of some interesting residents of the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Much of the history of Saint Charles can be found in Oak Grove Cemetery. Over one-third of the past mayors of St Charles as well as many other city officials reside at Oak Grove. A multitude of original Main Street merchants reside there. Other Oak Grove residents contributed to our early community including physicians, photographers, historians and a librarian.
Many of the early the residents of Oak Grove were born in other countries The cemetery contains veterans from the American Revolution, Mexican War, Civil War, War of 1812 and more recent wars. The cemetery also holds stories of epidemics, crimes, hangings and human tragedies. Oak Grove’s Potter’s field contains over 1,100 residents.
Learn about the history of the cemetery and the other cemeteries that were moved to Oak Grove. Also, learn about the Wabash Bridge monument, Robbins tomb and an episode of Route 66 was filmed on location at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Click HERE to see a slide show of photos related to the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Saturday, October 28
October 2017 Quarterly Luncheon Meeting (Quarterly Luncheon & Speaker)
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Pio's Restaurant 403 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles
"St. Louis in War Time: The Missouri Home Guard, 1917-1918"
Presented by: Patrick Allie, Military and Arms Curator at the Missouri Historical Society
The program and luncheon require reservations. The price is $17 if you pay in advance or $20 if you wait and pay at the door.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Membership is not required.
Friends and family members are welcome.
Please submit reservations by October 25, 2017.
Phone 636-946-9828 or email: email@example.com
We accept cash, check, debit or MC, Visa and Discover Cards.