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
We are now open every Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. except on Saturdays when we have our quarterly luncheon meetings.



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.

 


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 10am to 3pm.
 
For more information about our organization, please use the menu on the left to navigate through our Website!
 
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July 2017 Quarterly Luncheon Meetiing

Those of you who were in attendance at the July Quarterly Meeting at Pio’s will agree, we think, that it was a very enjoyable and worthwhile meeting.  The food was delicious at lunch and the program was quite informative.  Pat Swinger, our speaker, gave us a profile of the Zumwalt family that began before the family arrived in St Charles County, and provided the most accurate and complete story of the building of the famous Fort Zumwalt that we have seen.  She showed many pictures that chronicled the re-building of the fort and even brought articles for us to view that were unearthed in the archeological dig carried out before construction began.  Our thanks to Pat for being willing to provide us with her depth of knowledge about the Zumwalt family.  There were three Zumwalt descendants at the meeting who also enjoyed hearing about their famous ancestor.  Several members of the O'Fallon Historical Society were also in attendance.
 
Bob Sandfort was privileged to sit next to his high school history teacher, Marjorie Phelps at lunch.  What a delight it was for him to see her again!  She taught for over 40 years in the St. Charles School District and other school districts in the area.  He also had an opportunity to chat with his cousin Jack Meers and Jack’s wife, Jackie, who were visiting here from Massachusetts.  It is amazing how many members we have around the country.  Thanks to Jack and Jackie for spending some time with us.  That is one of the side benefits to attending these Quarterly Meetings, the friends and relatives with whom you have a chance to chat.
 
The group was informed about the upcoming house tour on September 9 and the Oak Grove Cemetery tour on October 7.  Tickets for these tours are going fast, so contact the archives to reserve a spot.  Also, the next Focus on Genealogy program will be held at the Kathryn Linnemann Library on September 12.  You will also want to reserve a seat for this meeting.  It was made known that the Historical society will host a Trivia Night on March 24.  Even though March is still a long way off, you will want to mark that date on your calendar. 
 
While the assemblage was fairly large, we still could have seated maybe another ten or so people. 
 
Don’t miss out!  Join us at Pio’s for the next QUARTERLY MEETING on October 28!
NOTE: The July Quarterly this year was on the 5th Saturday (7/29) instead of the 4th Saturday (7/22).


Business Member of the Quarter

​​Congratulations to Office Depot/Office Max!
 
Pio's Restaurant and Cocktail LoungeThe Society has chosen to honor this business member for our "Business Member of the Quarter." As a business member, Office Depot/Office Max is recognized as a vital part of preserving our community history by supporting the Society with its annual business membership. Office Depot/Office Max is one of our business members helping the Society support our mission.
 
The store can be found at 4045 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, St Peters, MO 63376.

 




Edward Kohl burial
Edward Kohl burial
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UPCOMING EVENTS
October 7
Oak Grove Cemetery Tour
Tours are at 10AM, Noon and 2PM Tickets are $20 per adult We accept MC/Visa/Discover, personal checks or cash Tickets will be limited, so get yours early   Click here HERE to view/download flyer.   THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO PURCHASE TICKETS ...

October 28
October 2017 Quarterly Luncheon Meeting
"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 ...

November 4
Annual Family History Workshop
Join us for our   FAMILY HISTORY WORKSHOP DAY   on "German Resources"   taught by Baerbel Johnson from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City   Presented by: St. Charles County Historical Society In cooperation with:    St. Charles ...

November 14
November 2017 Focus on Genealogy Presentation
  "German Emigration and Immigration" - What was the process your ancestor went through to leave Germany?   Presented by: Kathy Wurth, owner of Family Tree Tours.   Free and open to the public. Reservations Required. Call 636-723-0232 or go to www.youranswerplace.org ...