Upcoming exhibition | 250 Years of saint charles
july 26 – september 13, 2019 / Gallery III
Friday, July 26, 5:30 - 8:00pm | FREE
In honor of the Sestercentennial of St. Charles, MO, the Foundry Art Centre will present “250 Years of St. Charles”, an exhibition of local architecture throughout the city’s history. Blueprints, etchings, drawings, paintings, and photographs curated and shared from the St. Charles County Historical Society, the Frenchtown Heritage Museum, and local artists will be on display in Gallery III of the Foundry Art Centre.
Explore St. Charles through the lens of the past in this exhibition. Iconic buildings of St. Charles such as the First National Bank (now Llewellyn’s), Katy Depot, Old Courthouse, and Academy of the Sacred Heart will be featured alongside other structures of historical or architectural significance. This exhibition aims to educate the community about local history through the urban landscape that shaped it.
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The St. Charles County Historical Society (SCCHS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on preserving the history and genealogy of St. Charles County. The Society’s mission is to foster an understanding and appreciation of all aspects of Saint Charles County history and genealogy.
Founded in 1956 to preserve the rich history of the county, the Society later merged with the St. Charles County Genealogical Society in 2009 and the mission expanded to include the preservation of the genealogical records of the county.
Patrons and visitors to the Society can view records and hear stories of people, places, and events that have occurred in the county. A large number of the early city and county records are located at the Archives.
The site of the Frenchtown Museum and Research Center was originally a firehouse built in 1880. It was known into the next century as the Fourth Ward Hook & Ladder Company or Hose Company No. 2.
The Museum houses the collection of the "Evidence of Life", the legacy of Frenchtown's own historian, the late Richard Vinson.
The mission of the Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center, a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation is:
To preserve and expand the Museum collection
To make accessible the history of St. Charles and the Frenchtown area for future generations
To provide a tangible connection from the past to the future