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.
 
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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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UPCOMING EVENTS
March 14
2020 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 50/50 ...

March 17
March 2020 Focus on Genealogy Presentation
  “GOOGLE SEARCH SECRETS REVEALED”   THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO GOOGLE THAN MEETS THE EYE.  COME SEE HOW YOU CAN TAKE YOUR GENEALOGICAL SEARCHING TO THE NEXT LEVEL.   PRESENTER:  Patti Dickherber.  Patti, an avid genealogist, is a member ...

March 20
Annual Family History Workshop
Join us for our   FAMILY HISTORY WORKSHOP DAY on "Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors" taught by Representatives from Ulster Historical Foundation   Presented by: St. Charles County Historical Society In cooperation with:    St. Charles Community College   Friday, ...