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!


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NEW BUSINESS MEMBERS
The newest business members of the Society are Jansens Clocks and Carrollton Bank.
 
Jansens Clocks is located at 608 South Main Street in historic St. Charles. Don and Angela Barrett moved to St. Charles in the early 1980s and fell in love with historic Main Street. However, it wasn’t  until 2004 that they were able to acquire the building and business from the Jansens and open their own store. They were attracted to this location by its early history, it appears bricks were purchased for the construction of a building on the site as early as the late 1700s. The Barrett family continues the clock tradition of the Jansen family with all manner of clocks for sale, both classic and contemporary, those that need winding and those that are battery powered, and will even service your antique clock if need be. They have expanded the store offerings to include jewelry, collectibles, sports merchandise and other unique gifts. They proudly display a photograph of the shop taken in 1921 as a sign of their historic interest. If you have time to visit this long-time Main Street business, you will be impressed by their offerings!
 
Carrollton Bank was founded in Carrollton, IL in 1877.   The present bank is run by the great great grandson of one of the founders, so he represents the fifth generation of family management of the bank.    In 1933, President Roosevelt declared a bank holiday which closed down every bank in the United States for ten days. The president of Carrollton Bank arranged a private loan and unlike many other banks, Carrollton Bank opened their doors the first day after the Bank Holiday and has continued to serve customers to the present day.  Carrollton Bank opened a branch in St. Charles in 2005 and has maintained their practices of hiring and conducting business with those from their local community.
 
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BOARD of DIRECTORS ELECT OFFICERS
At their 15 May 2019 meeting, the Board of Directors held the annual election of officers for the May 2019 - April 2020 term.  The results of the election were:
  • President - Joan Koechig
  • 1st Vice President - Maureen Bouxsein (reelected)
  • 2nd Vice President - Patricia Dickherber
The Board thanked outgoing President, Dr. Robert Sandfort, and outgoing 2nd Vice President, Tim Corcoran, for their service. 
 
A complete list of the SCCHS Board of Directors, Officers and other information may be viewed on the ABOUT SCCHS page.



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UPCOMING EVENTS
October 26
OCTOBER QUARTERLY LUNCHEON - THE BATTLE OF ST. LOUIS (FORT SAN CARLOS) DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIO
ALL OCCASION BANQUET CENTER 111 Compass Point Drive St. Charles, MO, 63301 (RIGHT BEHIND THE HAMPTON INN at CAVE SPRING) Doors open at 11:30.  Program starts at noon. Our speaker will be Stephen L. Kling, Jr , author of ...

November 2
Annual Family History Workshop
Join us for our   FAMILY HISTORY WORKSHOP DAY on "DNA:  There is Always More to learn"   taught by Carol Pearcy Howard, Ph.D. and Laura Ross Dedloff Presented by: St. Charles County Historical Society In cooperation with:    St. Charles ...