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!

The newest business member of the Society is McKelvey Homes, a prominent builder in St. Charles County. McKelvey Homes was established on January 3, 1898, by the grandfather of the last McKelvey to own and operate the company. It was sold by Robert McKelvey to current owner and president, Jim Brennan just a few years ago. Under Brennan’s leadership, the business plan has remained unchanged – build attractive, high quality homes in the St. Louis area. The company now has twelve locations where building activity is taking place, one of the more recent being The Villages at Sandfort Farm. Jim Brennan is a former President of the St. Louis Home Builder’s Association, and has the broad experience in the industry necessary to properly assess the housing market in the area and construct the types of homes that attract buyers. We welcome McKelvey Homes as a Business Member of the Society. 
For information about ALL our business members click HERE.

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.

The Heritage Needs Your Memories!
Everyone has a story to tell, including you ----- CLICK HERE.

Another excellent program! The St. Charles County Historical Society enjoyed an excellent presentation on Louis Blanchette, the founder of St. Charles 250 years ago. Retiring Board member, Louis Launer, traced the founder of St. Charles from his birth in Quebec, Canada to the area then known as Les Petit Cotes. He described the undisturbed wilderness along the Missouri River at its juncture with what became known as Blanchette Creek settled by Blanchette in vivid detail. Launer fleshed out the continuing development of the area through the death of Blanchette in 1793, providing many varied aspects of the region.
In addition to the informative program it also should be noted that the Society elected three new members to its Board of Directors, Randy Beck, RichTiemann and James Bryant. Beck and Bryant have previously served on the Board, while Tiemann has been elected for the first time. Two current Board members, Keith Stiern and Jack Sandridge were elected to continue their service on the Board. The Society is thankful for the service of retiring Board members, Greg Hilton, Louis Launer and Carolyn Strong. Their willingness to provide their time, talents and energy for the work of the Society is much appreciated.
The 2018 Heritage award went to the estate of Dr. Anita M. Mallinckrodt for her article on Augusta documents entitled “Augusta's 'paper memories' provide glimpse into its past”.  Click HERE for information about our next Quarterly luncheon meeting.

The carpet and floor project was completed in time to meet the deadline of November 1, 2018 set by the City of St. Charles when they issued a $5,000 grant toward the cost of the project.  Click HERE for more information.

Boarding a Pullman
Boarding a Pullman
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July 27
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 Justin Watkins, SCCHS Board Member and Cemetery ...

September 10
September 2019 Focus on Genealogy Presentation
  “Identifying, Preserving, and Archiving Portraits”   Presented by:  Megan Atchley who worked at the Cape Girardeau County Archive for two years, and has a Postgrad Diploma in Archives Management from Aberystwyth University.  She has been interested in antique portraits for ...