May is Preservation Month
May
1
to May 31

May is Preservation Month

May is National Historic Preservation Month, a time when people across America celebrate their history, culture, and special places . Everyone has places that are important to them. Places they care about. Places that matter. This Place Matters is a national campaign by the National Trust and it encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities.

Join the St. Charles History Museum, St. Charles Historic Commission, St. Charles Public Library, the St. Charles Park District, and the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley for Preservation Month. Through the month of May we have number of exciting collaborative programs that highlight the importance of preservation and the history of St. Charles.

Checkout our calendar for all of our upcoming events…

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Living History Presentation: The 8th Illinois Cavalry & The Civil War in St. Charles
May
25
11:00 AM11:00

Living History Presentation: The 8th Illinois Cavalry & The Civil War in St. Charles

On Saturday, May 25 during the St. Charles Fine Arts Show, drop by the St. Charles History Museum to meet with Civil War reenactors who will provide information on the 8th Illinois Cavalry and St. Charles’ connections to the Civil War.

The 8th Illinois Cavalry was one of the most well-known troops in the Civil War, and held their training grounds in St. Charles at the site of what is present-day Langum Park.

This program is free and registration is not required. The reenactors will be at the museum during our regular hours.

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Tip of the Iceberg: St. Charles' Tie to the Titanic Exhibit Opening
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Tip of the Iceberg: St. Charles' Tie to the Titanic Exhibit Opening

When the RMS Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean, the world waited in anticipation for its docking in New York to hear how grand this new ship really was. Designed with luxury in mind, even third class accommodations were better than on other ships. First class areas were most luxurious, providing all the amenities that money could buy. These advantages extended even to the lifeboats, which first class passengers were given priority access as the ship went down. Second and third class passengers were locked behind gates until first class women and children were loaded into the lifeboats. Unfortunately, there was no urgency in the beginning to get off the sinking ship. Lifeboats were launched at half capacity, and some refused to get in a lifeboat. Second and third class passengers barely had a chance to escape, and the Titanic sank with 1,500 souls still on board.

Our exhibit Tip of the Iceberg: St. Charles’ Ties to the Titanic explores the experiences of three particular passengers from different classes. Molly Brown is highlighted as the First Class passenger because of her actions during and after the sinking. The Caldwell family’s story is told because not only were they traveling home to Illinois, but they were also incredibly lucky as they survived the sinking as a whole family. Third class passengers Alice Berg Johnson and her two children, Harold and Eleanor, were heading home to St. Charles when they boarded the Titanic and narrowly escaped the sinking.

We are proud to tell the stories of these survivors and our community’s tie to the most infamous disaster in maritime history.

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Rockin' on the Rooftop
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Rockin' on the Rooftop

We are excited to announce that the Best of St. Charles Foodie Fest will be returning this summer for its fourth year, this time with some new and exciting twists! This year, we’ll be “Rockin' on the Rooftop” on June 22 from 5-9 p.m. Rosie and the Rivets will be our headline act as we’ll be rocking with some classics into the summer night! This year, we are also expanding the event to include restaurants from all around the Fox River valley for some extra foodie fun. Your ticket allows you to sample some of the finest foods of the Fox River valley, and helps support the Museum in the process. 

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Rosie & the Rivets will headline Rockin’ on the Rooftop

New this year, tickets to the event will be available for purchase in three different tiers:

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Enjoy samples from a wide variety of Fox Valley restaurants!

  • The $30 ticket gets you three tastings and one drink

  • $50 ticket gets you five tastings and two drinks

  • $60 enjoy all-you-can-eat tastings and two drinks

    Tickets are available for purchase below or by visiting the museum. We hope you’ll join us for this celebration of the finest foods of the Fox Valley.

    Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the event.

    Special thanks to our beverage sponsors Global Brew Tap House, Vintage 53, and Riverlands Brewing as well as our current food sponsors Puebla and Nothing Bundt Cakes. 

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History Happy Hour Boat Cruise
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

History Happy Hour Boat Cruise

Join us for History Happy Hour on the Fox River! Set sail aboard the beautiful Fox River Queen for a sunset cruise. Enjoy a Paddleboat and River History presentation led by representatives of the St. Charles History Museum, and test your knowledge with a round of St. Charles trivia! Appetizers and two drink tickets provided.

Buy tickets on the St. Charles Park District Website

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The first commercial boat on the Fox River, S.S. Pacific, pictured at Pottawatomie Park Circa 1910


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Historic House Walk with the St. Charles Park District
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Historic House Walk with the St. Charles Park District

Pottawatomi Park Neighborhood House Walk 2019

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Celebrate Historic Preservation month in May by touring the first public park in Illinois - Pottawatomie Park. Take a walking tour of the Grandview neighborhood where docents at select sites will share details of the exterior architecture and historical significance of each home.

While exploring the neighborhood enjoy additional information in your guide that details additional properties.

Guided tours of the park will depart on the half hour. Light refreshments provided by Nothing Bundt Cake of Geneva.

To register, please visit the St. Charles Park District Website.

For questions or more information, contact the St. Charles History Museum at (630) 584-6967 or by emailing info@stchistory.org.

Volunteer and be a Docent…

The St. Charles History Museum is looking for docents to help with our house walk. Docents will be available at select sites where you will share the details of the exterior and architecture significance of the home. Shifts are two hours and there will be a training session on May 11, at 2pm at the St. Charles History Museum.

To sign up please visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WJ6KtyHoGharkQv1KHIlkmgBWWzCsfIywWFtCTiTyTw/edit?usp=sharing or if you have questions please call 630.584.6967 or email info@stcmuseum.org.

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Pottawatomie Park

This program is in collaboration with the following organizations as part of preservation month.

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Historic Landscapes with Carol Yetken
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Landscapes with Carol Yetken

May is Preservation Month…

Public parks are a boon to every community. Families gather for picnics, sports and special events. They host marathons and festivals, but are havens for early-morning runners and walkers. Parks offer safe, stimulating places for children to play and grow.

But there weren't always public parks. So how did they come to be?

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Pottawatomi Park Pavilion

Join Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley as we welcome Carol Yetken, Landscape Architect and Historian of CYLA Design. Carol will discuss the history of public parks and discuss the unique and leading role Illinois had in the establishment of public parks. She will discuss the design of parks and how they evolved over time. We will conclude with a brief history and discussion of the history of Pottawatomie Park and Golf Course, followed by a short walking tour of Pottawatomie Park.

The event is free, but registration is recommended. Space is limited, so register soon!

To register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/historic-landscapes-with-carol-yetken-tickets-60192412125

This program has been organized by Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley and is in collaboration with the following organizations as part of preservation month.


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This Old House - Presentation by Dr. Steve Smunt
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

This Old House - Presentation by Dr. Steve Smunt

Help us Kickoff Preservation Month!

Event from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Community Room at the St. Charles Public Library. Register on the St. Charles Public Library Website.

Join Dr. Steven Smunt of the St. Charles Historic Preservation Commission for an exploration of historic homes around St. Charles.

St. Charles contains an excellent collection of historic houses from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Buildings in the historic districts are known for their quality of construction & craftsmanship.

Many are over 100 years old and if properly maintained will last indefinitely. Dr. Steve Smunt, of the St. Charles Historic Preservation Commission, will share his experiences in preservation and cover the following topics on old houses:

  • Why we love our old houses

  • The process of obtaining landmark status: A case study of the Emma Durant-Lane house

  • Plaque programs, organizational and official

  • The historic preservation movement in St. Charles

  • Q&A

This program is in Collaboration with the following organizations as part of Preservation Month.



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Illinois Antislavery and the Struggle for Freedom - Presentation by Jeanne Schultz Angel
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Illinois Antislavery and the Struggle for Freedom - Presentation by Jeanne Schultz Angel

Join us a the St. Charles History Museum and learn more about the Anti-Slavery movement and the Underground Railroad.

Illinoisans played prominent roles in antislavery movements preceding the Civil War. Understanding the wide range of motivations that might lie behind any given individual’s opposition to slavery – commitment to human rights, belief in racial equality, economic considerations, and religious convictions – is important to understanding the escalation to war. Angel explores the role that the Underground Railroad played in the lives of Freedom Seekers and includes information about several significant slavery and antislavery sites in Illinois, including sundown towns. Her presentation will demonstrate the complexity of responses to the idea of slavery in the early days of statehood and link it to the impact of human trafficking in present day Illinois.

Jeanne Schultz Angel’s work on the antislavery movement has continued since she wrote an award-winning graduate thesis on the topic in 2005. She previously served as the Executive Director of the Lombard Historical Society, where she managed the Sheldon Peck Homestead, listed on the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Angel has extensive experience in museum management, including work as Executive Director of the Illinois Association of Museums. She is currently Executive Director of the Nineteenth Century Club and Charitable Association in Oak Park, Illinois.

Registration is required as space is limited. Members are free and non-members are $5 per person.

Please fill out the form below or call 630.584.6967 to register.

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Hidden Treasures: Creating Time Capsules - Kids Event at St. Charles Public Library
Apr
26
3:30 PM15:30

Hidden Treasures: Creating Time Capsules - Kids Event at St. Charles Public Library

A time capsule program with the St. Charles Public Library as part of the 2019 One Book - One Community Program. Event for kids in grades 1-5 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Library’s Carnegie Community Room.

What treasures can be found in everyday households? Learn about interesting artifacts from the past with Alison Costanzo from the St. Charles History Museum, then stay and create your own personal time capsule to be opened in the future!

Register at www.scpld.libnet.info/event/1552783

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Murder on the Bayou: Murder Mystery Night at Pheasant Run
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Murder on the Bayou: Murder Mystery Night at Pheasant Run

Join Pheasant Run Resort at this Murder Mystery fundraising event to benefit the St Charles History Museum. Vero Voce will present Murder on the Bayou, an original murder mystery interactive event written exclusively for this event and set in 1920s New Orleans! This event kicks off NoLA-style with cocktails on St Charles’ very own version of Bourbon Street in the heart of Pheasant Run Resort. As murder ensues, pursue the clues within Preservation A while dining on heavy appetizers and desserts. Come dressed for the 1920’s New Orleans-themed event because there will be a costume contest prize awarded at the end of the evening.

 Your ticket will include:

·         2 drinks per person (beer, wine, or signature cocktail)

·         A three-course meal and heavy appetizers and desserts throughout the evening

·         Interactive Entertainment by Vero Voce Theater Company

·         Your proceeds benefiting the St Charles History Museum!

Tickets are $75 per person, with proceeds benefiting the St. Charles History Museum. To purchase tickets, visit www.pheasantrun.com/murder-mystery-event.

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History Museum Focus Group
Apr
7
12:30 PM12:30

History Museum Focus Group

Members of the St. Charles community are invited to attend a focus group at the History Museum to offer their thoughts and feedback on the future of the St. Charles History Museum. RSVP required. For more information, contact Executive Director Alison Costanzo at director@stcmuseum.org.

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Screening of "Sheldon Peck, Portrait of an Ordinary Man in Extraordinary Times"
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Screening of "Sheldon Peck, Portrait of an Ordinary Man in Extraordinary Times"

The Lombard Historical Society and Tim Frakes Productions Inc. present a new documentary on the life of Lombard, Illinois’ Sheldon Peck, a 19th century primitive portrait artist, radical abolitionist, conductor on the underground railroad and advocate of progressive temperance and public education.

Largely forgotten and unknown in the century and a half after his death in 1868, Sheldon Peck and his legacy are only recently receiving belated appreciation and recognition of his talent, passion, courage, activism and accomplishments. Sheldon Peck, Portrait of an Ordinary Man in Extraordinary Times, tells the story of a family man who did the “right thing” when confronting the horrors of slavery and whose personal choices honored his sense of moral obligation to his fellow man; a story that will resonate with today’s viewers. Sheldon Peck embraced the important issues of his day in the time of manifest destiny, and was not afraid to speak out or actively pursue justice.

Join us for this special screening and celebration of the local legacy of Sheldon Peck and our local abolitionist figures as part of our Spring 2019 temporary exhibit: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Actions: St. Charles and the Underground Railroad.

Source: Lombard Historical Society Press Release

Please join us for this fascinating and FREE program for members and $5 for non members. Refreshments will be served.

As seated in limited registration is required, please fill out the form below or call 630.584.6967.

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Exhibit Opening: "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Actions”
Feb
12
5:00 PM17:00

Exhibit Opening: "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Actions”

The new spring 2019 exhibit at the St. Charles History Museum entitled “Ordinary People - Extraordinary Actions” will explore newly discovered local connections to the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement of the mid-1800s.

The exhibit centers around local folk artist and radical abolitionist Sheldon Peck, exploring his previously unknown connections to regional abolitionist figures, whose work played a crucial role in providing freedom-seekers coming from southern slave states with a safe avenue to find new homes in Chicago and the Great Lakes area.

Peck’s artwork can be seen at museums around the United States such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago History Museum, and the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. The St. Charles History Museum is proud to have a prized original Sheldon Peck painting in its collection which will also be part of the exhibit.

The exhibit will be unveiled with a special grand opening event on Tuesday, February 12 at 5 p.m.. For more information, or to rsvp please fill out the form below or call the Museum at (630) 584-6967.

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Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Volunteer Collections Training

During our January Shutdown we will be inventorying our backlog of donations that have come in in the last few years. In order to ensure that the artifacts are handled and cataloged properly, we will be conducting a training session on collections basics and the process to cataloging our artifacts. To sign up for this training session on Saturday, January 12 at 11am see our signup.com page and use this link: http://signup.com/go/nhLrnUZ to get there. You will find the time slot for that day and time with the label “Collections Volunteer Orientation”. Since the artifacts we are dealing with can be fragile and incredibly unique, we prefer volunteers to be at least 18 years of age. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amanda Helfers at 630-589-6967 or by email at amandahelfers@stcmuseum.org.

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 January Shutdown 2019
Jan
8
to Feb 12

January Shutdown 2019

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The St. Charles History Museum will be shutting down after the Annual Meeting and Open House through the first week in February. During which time we will be doing major maintenance and cleaning. This year we will be focusing on rearranging office space for staff and volunteers as well as working on creating a better workspace in the archives. We will also be uninstalling our WWI exhibit, repacking textiles, installing our new temporary exhibit, and finalizing areas in the permanent exhibit.

This regular maintenance is a big part of ensuring that we are able to tell the most accurate and interesting stories about St. Charles history and be able to present the museum the best we can to the public.

Help is needed in shifts of 2 hours or more during the dates between Tuesday, January 8, and Tuesday, February 12th, during the hours from 10am-4pm. Sign up to help us paint, move offices, and create a better workspace in the archives. We will also be deep cleaning and organize all spaces in the museum including the exhibit hall, the gift shop and all public spaces. All ages from 6th grade and up are welcome!

Below is the sign up sheet link for all of the available times and date.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/nhLrnUZ
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! (You will NOT need to register an account) 

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

 

 

 

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 Annual Membership Meeting & Open House
Jan
5
11:00 AM11:00

Annual Membership Meeting & Open House

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Please join us for the Annual Membership Meeting and Open House where we will review our 2017 accomplishments and unveil our 2019 events calendar. Coffee and cookies will be provided.  Please RSVP by January 2, 2019, please call 630-584-6967, email info@stcmuseum.org or fill out the form below.  

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Saturday Speaker Series: Exploring Holiday Traditions
Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Saturday Speaker Series: Exploring Holiday Traditions

Have you ever wondered where some of our Christmas traditions come from? It may seem like many of the Christmas traditions that we cherish have been around forever. The Christmas tree, sending Christmas cards, exchanging gifts, glass ornaments, and Santa Claus traveling on his sleigh pulled by reindeer are integral parts of many Americans’ Christmas celebrations.

But Christmas as we know it today developed in the not-too-distant past during the 1800s. Join our Executive Director, Alison Costanzo who will discuss how many of these different traditions started as well as showcase items from the Museum’s permanent collection.

Space is limited and RSVP is encouraged by November 28, please fill out the form below or call 630.584.6967.

FEE: Members $3 Non Members $5

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Giving Tuesday 2018
Nov
27
12:00 AM00:00

Giving Tuesday 2018

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#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

To find out how you can give more and #supportlocalhistory visit our Giving Tuesday page.

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Holiday Homecoming-Holiday Hot Spot
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

Holiday Homecoming-Holiday Hot Spot

Join us at the St. Charles History Museum during the Holiday Homecoming Electric Parade one of the Midwest’s most spectacular holiday events and is the official kick-off to the holiday season in St. Charles. 

Join us for cookies, hot cider, and a kids craft provided by Fine Line Creative Arts Center.

Funny Faces Face Painting will be here from 2pm-4:30pm and providing holiday inspired face paint designs, $1 each.

Don't forget to get a photo op with Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer during the parade!

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Closed for Thanksgiving and Black Friday
Nov
22
to Nov 23

Closed for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

The St Charles History Museum will be closed on November 22-23 for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The Museum will reopen on Saturday from Noon-8pm as the Holiday Hotspot during the Downtown Partnerships Holiday Homecoming: Electric Light Parade.

We are sorry for any inconvenience but hope you will come and visit us on Saturday for a fun filled evening.

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Recreate Your WWI Soldier Experience
Nov
13
1:00 PM13:00

Recreate Your WWI Soldier Experience

Presented by Tina Beaird

Presented by Tina Beaird

Many federal WWI personnel records were destroyed in a National Archives fire in the 1970s. Tina offers ways to locate copies of peripheral federal military records and provides solutions for recreating some of the lost histories in these “fire” records by using local government documents, newspapers and base records and more.

RSVP is required as space is limed, please fill out the form below or call 630.584.6967.

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A Look Back at Belgium Town
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

A Look Back at Belgium Town

Join us as presenter Cynthia Foster looks back at the lives of our Belgian immigrants from the 1890's until now.  Learn more about the Belgium community,  their civic responsibilities, contributions to local business, and daily lives. Many descendants of the original inhabitants still live in Belgium Town and as part of the evening's program, their stories will be shared.  

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Belgium Town Map, c. 1930.

Registration is Closed

FEE: $5 Members   $10 Non-Members

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Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Mystery History Downtown Food Crawl

Walk through the history and culture of St. Charles. Visit downtown eateries and discover the ties St. Charles has to U.S. history. Food and trivia fun provided at each stop.

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In collaboration with the St. Charles Park District

To Register: Click Here

Resident $25 Non- Resident $38

A Special Thank You to Our Participating Restaurants Club Arcada, El Puente, Filling Station, and Vintage 53.

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Grave Reminders Cemetery Walk
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Grave Reminders Cemetery Walk

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Join the St. Charles History Museum in Collaboration with the St. Charles Park District at North Cemetery. 

Immerse yourself in the local history of St. Charles. Walk North Cemetery visiting the gravesites of those who helped shape the unique character of our community. At each gravesite, guests will “encounter” a community figure and listen as they tell in short monologues about their lives, their joys, their sorrows, and their loves.

Tours depart approximately every 15 minutes from the hour where a guid will lead you through the cemetery.

While you wait or after your tour enjoy exploring the cemetery and try your hand at our scavenger hunt. Locate different symbols and discover their meaning.

Parking available in the lower parking lot at Bethlehem Church, 1145 N. 5th Ave.

As part of Scarecrow Fest there will be a trolley traveling throughout the fest and will be making a stop at North Cemetery throughout the day. 

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Ages 15 & younger must be accompanied
by a paying adult.

Ages 5 & under are free.
All Ages • 17086 • $5 per person

To pre-registration is encouraged,  please call the St. Charles Park District or click here.

This program is in Collaboration with the St. Charles Township, St. Charles Park District and the St. Charles Visitors Bureau.

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Final Resting Place: The Stones Tell a Story
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Final Resting Place: The Stones Tell a Story

Discover more about the life of your great-grandfather by understanding the symbols on his gravestone. Professional genealogist Jane Haldeman will explain how to read that death date on grandmother’s deteriorating stone and show us how to care for that old tombstone before it completely disappears.

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This program is cosponsored with the St. Charles History Public Library.

To register please visit: https://www.scpld.org/event/final-resting-place-stones-tell-story

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Brown Bag Lunch: Honoring the Soldiers of St. Charles
Aug
31
12:00 PM12:00

Brown Bag Lunch: Honoring the Soldiers of St. Charles

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Join us for our brown bag lunch program where our Excutive Director Alison Costanzo will discuss our new fall exhibit Home Front: Echoes of the Great War and take a more in-depth look at the events that began WWI but also explore the lives of the men and women who served from St. Charles. 

Light refreshments will be provided and feel free to bring your lunch. RSVP is encouraged by calling 630.584.6967, emailing info@stcmuseum.org, or fill out the form below.  

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Homefront: Echoes of the Great War Exhibit Opening with Dance Night
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

Homefront: Echoes of the Great War Exhibit Opening with Dance Night

The War to End All Wars…

High above the trenches, soldiers witnessed the beginning of military aviation, that would forever alter the shape of modern combat and made World War I unlike any other conflict in human history. November 2018, marks the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. Despite this landmark occasion, the “War to End All Wars,” as it was called at the time, has received very little attention.

Many of the St. Charles soldiers trained at Camp Grant in Rockford, though some were transferred closer to the east coast. Trainee George Vanderhoof wrote to his family in Wasco from Camp Merritt in New Jersey and claimed to be in the best health and mood of his life. This positivity exemplifies the experience of many men during their stateside training.

St. Charles men and women played a large part in the war effort both in Europe and at home, and this exhibit aims to bring their accomplishments and difficulties to light. Focusing on the local experience of this global tragedy, our Fall exhibition curated by the Amelia Deering (Summer Intern), Home Front: Echoes of the Great War will bring home the reality of a war often forgotten and overshadowed by the many conflicts of the later 20th century.

Join us on August 24, from 5pm-7pm for the opening of our Fall exhibition, as well as light refreshments and a performance by Lux Dance Studio. To register please fill out the form below or call the museum at 630.584.6967.

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Best of St. Charles Foodie Fest
Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

Best of St. Charles Foodie Fest

Best of St. Charles Foodie Fest 2018

Come join the St. Charles History Museum's annual 21+ fundraising event featuring local restaurants, small plates of food, and craft beverages!

Enjoy music and entertainment from 103.9 The Fox's Eddie Volkman with room to dance and remember the night with a caricature done by Shermanism Learn a little local history at the restaurant booths which will feature a history of their building and historic photographs.

Plus, don't miss out on the opportunity to bid in the silent auction, visit our caricaturist, and enter our Tri-Cities 50/50 Community Raffle with one chance to win half the pot!

New This Year!
Craft Beer Tasting Provided by Global Brew Tap House

Tickets on Sale Now!

Each Ticket Includes the Following

$50 Per Person- Five food tastings and two drink tickets.
$55 Per Person- All you can eat and two drink tickets.
$10-Four Additional Drink Tickets (For Purchase at the Event)
$10-Five Craft Beer Tasting Provided by Global Brew Tap House

Additional tasting, drink tickets, or all you can eat option will be available at the event for purchase.
Tickets will be available for pickup at the Museum prior to the event or at the entrance on the day of the event.

Restaurants Participating in Eddie Volkman's Tasting Table
at the Best or St. Charles Foodie Fest!

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ADDITIONAL PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

Do You Want to Participate in the Best of St. Charles Foodie Fest?

St. Charles History Museum recognizes that the city of St. Charles has been a hub for unique cuisines and spirits.  As a community organization, we believe the goal of the Best of St. Charles Foodie Fest is to support the community and provide an opportunity for the businesses to showcase their products to a wide, public audience. The museum plans to highlight the history of the buildings that participating businesses currently occupy in order to give attendees a historic tour of St. Charles.  Fostering a strong relationship with community businesses and residents is an important goal of the museum.

Click here to download your application today!

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Step Inside Hotel Baker Exhibit Opening with Dance Night
May
31
5:00 PM17:00

Step Inside Hotel Baker Exhibit Opening with Dance Night

Join the St. Charles History Museum and Lux Dance Studio for the first look at our new temporary exhibit Step Inside Hotel Baker.  This exhibit tells the known and unknown stories of Hotel Baker's 90 year rich history.

RSVP by May 27th

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