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

Rockin' on the Rooftop

A Special Fundraiser to Benefit the St. Charles History Museum

Featuring Dinner by Ron Onesti - Rosie and the Rivets - Catering Made Simple - Vintage 53 - Riverlands Brewing - Global Brew Tap House - Various Desserts from Local Restaurants - 50/50 Raffle - Diamond Necklace Raffle-Live Auction

Classic 50s rock group  Rosie and the Rivets  will headline Rockin’ on the Rooftop

Classic 50s rock group Rosie and the Rivets will headline Rockin’ on the Rooftop

For our annual fundraiser 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. Enjoy dinner made by Ron Onesti, drinks, dessert, and a rockin’ good time while supporting your museum in the process!

The event will also feature a 50/50 split the pot raffle, a diamond necklace raffle, and a live auction featuring food and event packages.

Tickets on sale now, Click the Link Below! Each $50 ticket includes live music, dinner, dessert, and two drinks.

This event will be rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the event will be canceled and full refunds on tickets will be issued.

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DINNER INCLUDES:

  • Appetizers

  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches

  • Pot Roast Sliders

  • Meatballs

  • Caprese Skewers

  • Bruschetta

  • Various Salades

  • Beef Brisket Sandwiches-Catering Made Simple

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Win a Beautiful Diamond Necklace Valued at $1,995 - Courtesy of State Street Jewelers in Geneva!

We’re raffling off this beautiful diamond necklace valued at $1,995 and donated by State Street Jewelers! Want a chance to win it? $20 raffle tickets are on sale now in The Curious Fox Gift Shop. Each ticket increases your chances of winning! The winner will be announced at Rockin’ on the Rooftop, and raffle tickets will be available at the event - winner does not need to be present to win. Thank you to State Street Jewelers for their donation, and good luck to all raffle participants!

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Established in 1952, State Street Jewelers has been renowned throughout the Fox Valley for our highly educated staff, top-notch customer service, exceptional jewelry work, and dedication to the local community.

Ron Onesti is president and founder of St. Charles, Illinois - based Onesti Entertainment Corporation, producing over 200 concerts, corporate events, casino shows and festivals annually all over the United States. He has served on the St. Charles History Museum board for the last two years.


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Enjoy a catered breakfast, lunch, dinner, or any other meal prepared with top quality fresh ingredients by our experienced chefs. From weddings to corporate lunches, Catering made simple will make your event a delicious success. We offer convenient online ordering and delivery.

BEVERAGE SPONSORS

Vintage 53 aims to bring together the old and new. Mario, the owner of Vintage 53, has been developing the idea for this wine bar for almost 10 years. His love for wine began in childhood. Back then, his passion was not for the drink but rather for the joy of a family gathering around the dinner table, drinking wine, and enjoying each other’s company. Now, he has a location where he can share that love of wine and bring together a whole new family: the people of St. Charles

Vintage 53 aims to bring together the old and new. Mario, the owner of Vintage 53, has been developing the idea for this wine bar for almost 10 years. His love for wine began in childhood. Back then, his passion was not for the drink but rather for the joy of a family gathering around the dinner table, drinking wine, and enjoying each other’s company. Now, he has a location where he can share that love of wine and bring together a whole new family: the people of St. Charles

Global Brew Tap House, this business is truly a great fit for the St. Charles area. It is a bar that specializes in all sorts of craft beers from around the world, and the people inside are very knowledgeable about each of those beers. On special occasions, they have food trucks serving food on the curb, and there’s always a roaring firepit outside to gather around and meet new people.  Global Brew staff members are all Certified Beer Servers through the Cicerone Program. This certification helps them best serve you - literally. Their insights and knowledge keep customers coming back for more.

Global Brew Tap House, this business is truly a great fit for the St. Charles area. It is a bar that specializes in all sorts of craft beers from around the world, and the people inside are very knowledgeable about each of those beers. On special occasions, they have food trucks serving food on the curb, and there’s always a roaring firepit outside to gather around and meet new people.

Global Brew staff members are all Certified Beer Servers through the Cicerone Program. This certification helps them best serve you - literally. Their insights and knowledge keep customers coming back for more.

NEW THIS YEAR! There are 5 partners; Andy Marck (principal investor), his two boys (Dave & Steve Marck), Eric Bramwell (head brewer from Naperville) and myself (Jason Arges also from Naperville). Andy has been a resident of St. Charles for over 50 years and raised his family here. About 3 years ago at backyard 4th of July party I was hosting, Andy who was recently retired tried some home brews that Eric made and wanted to see what it would take to open a brewery. Many months later we opened our doors to the public on March 15th in St. Charles.

NEW THIS YEAR! There are 5 partners; Andy Marck (principal investor), his two boys (Dave & Steve Marck), Eric Bramwell (head brewer from Naperville) and myself (Jason Arges also from Naperville). Andy has been a resident of St. Charles for over 50 years and raised his family here. About 3 years ago at backyard 4th of July party I was hosting, Andy who was recently retired tried some home brews that Eric made and wanted to see what it would take to open a brewery. Many months later we opened our doors to the public on March 15th in St. Charles.

Soda and Water are Complimentary. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase at the event and will be $20 for 4.

DESSERT & COFFEE PROVIDED BY:

Nothing Bundt Cakes, located in the Geneva Commons shopping center, specializes in a European cake style. Bundt cakes were brought to America from Europe, and today Nothing Bundt Cakes puts a uniquely American spin on this old-world style.

Nothing Bundt Cakes, located in the Geneva Commons shopping center, specializes in a European cake style. Bundt cakes were brought to America from Europe, and today Nothing Bundt Cakes puts a uniquely American spin on this old-world style.

Fresh Ground Coffee is about three things:  1) Great Roasted Coffee with a purpose - everything starts with the bean. Without great beans, you can't have great coffee. Great beans come from relationships with farmers dedicated to quality.  2) Equipment and Supplies - Espresso, drip, pour over ... whatever you are doing to make coffee we can provide you the tools to make it even better. 3) Training and Support - Come to our coffee cuppings, sign up for a home barista class or a brewing class. Our mission is not only to provide great equipment and beans, but to teach you how to use them effectively.

Fresh Ground Coffee is about three things:
1) Great Roasted Coffee with a purpose - everything starts with the bean. Without great beans, you can't have great coffee. Great beans come from relationships with farmers dedicated to quality.
2) Equipment and Supplies - Espresso, drip, pour over ... whatever you are doing to make coffee we can provide you the tools to make it even better. 3) Training and Support - Come to our coffee cuppings, sign up for a home barista class or a brewing class. Our mission is not only to provide great equipment and beans, but to teach you how to use them effectively.

Additional Desserts Donated By the Following Restaurants:

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS

IN KIND SPONSORS

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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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Table Decoration Sponsor

Table Decoration Sponsor

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Silver level Event Sponsor

Silver level Event Sponsor

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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!

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS

IN-KIND SPONSORS

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

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50s Night at Club Arcada
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

50s Night at Club Arcada

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Grab your saddle shoes and poodle skirts and swing into spring with 50s Night at Club Arcada. The St. Charles History Museum invites you to don your best 50s attire and enjoy a performance by Rosie and the Rivets with heavy appetizers and dance lessons provided by Lux Dance Studio.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to take pictures in our Flash Party Photo Booth and take a break from dancing and get a caricature sketched of themselves. 

Attendees will also have the opportunity to take pictures in our Flash Party Photo Booth, take a break from dancing and get a caricature sketched of themselves or try and play our mystery wine and dine bag game. 

Tickets are $50 per person, click here for purchase. 

40s Night 2016

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Tickets to this 21 and over event are $50 and include two drink tickets. Tickets can be purchased at oshows.com.

EVENT SPONSORS

CLUB ARCADA SPEAKEASY AND RESTAURANT, PRESENTING SPONSOR

Caricaturist Sponsor

Caricaturist Sponsor

Event Partipants 

Richard Sherman- Caricaturist

Erica Behringer- Photographer

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Family Fun Day
Jun
25
11:00 AM11:00

Family Fun Day

Join the St. Charles History Museum for our Family Fun Day! Bring your kids to enjoy carnival games, kid friendly food provided by the Slow Food Truck, live music, a dunk tank, face painting, a trackless train and much more.

Chalk Art Contest 2017

As part of Family Fun Day All Things Art Studio will be running a chalk art contest children ages 5 to 12 are encouraged to participate.

The chalk contest will be begin at 11:30 a.m. and will conclude at 2:00 p.m. Voting will occur from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Contest winners will receive an assortment of prizes generously donated from local businesses.

Only ten spots are available; participants are encouraged to register with Museum staff as soon as possible, as spots are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. 

To enter please fill out the form below or call 630-584-6967.

Parents Name *
Parents Name
Childs Name *
Childs Name
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The Family Fun Day will be held at the St. Charles History Museum and on the top deck of the adjacent 3rd Street Parking garage.

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Participating Organizations:

  • All on The Table- Healthy Eating Tips
  • Chiro One- Spinal Checks
  • Colonial Cafe and Ice Cream
  • Dunk Tank featuring Ron Onesti, Paul Lencioni, and more!
  • DuPage Children's Museum
  • Fine Line Arts Center- Paper Marbling and Basket Weaving
  • Funny Faces Face Painting
  • Jank Guitar Shop- Guitar Karaoke
  • Olympia Chiropractic- Chair Massages
  • The Painted Vine Cellar- Pineapple Paintings
  • St. Charles Fire Department with Fire Truck Apperance
  • St. Charles Park District
  • St. Charles Youth Baseball League- Water Balloon Baseball, Speed Pitch & More
     

Tickets

$25 FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR

Ticket includes: entry to the event, 25 game tickets, a bag of popcorn, and a bottle of water.

$10 INDIVIDUAL

Ticket includes: entry to the event, 10 game tickets, a bag of popcorn, and a bottle of water.

$5 Additional Person/Child/Game Tickets

5 Addition game tickets, a bag of popcorn, and a bottle of water.

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Best of St. Charles Foodie Fest
Jun
24
5:00 PM17:00

Best of St. Charles Foodie Fest

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

Enjoy music by a DJ Aaron Hodge with room to dance and remember the night with a caricturie 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!

Best of St. Charles Foodie Fest 2016

Eddie Volkman and the Vanimal from 103.9 will be here to Announce 50/50 Winner

From 6:30 to 8:30 Eddie Volkman and the Vanimal from 103.9 The Fox will be making their presence to help us with the Tri-Cities 50/50 Community Raffle buy pulling the winning raffle ticket at 8:30pm.

Participating Restaurants 


Buy Your Tickets Today

TICKETS: $45 MEMBERS / $55 NON-MEMBERS

Each Ticket Includes: 
Four food tastings and two drink tickets. Additional tasting and drink tickets will be available at the event at a price of four for $10.

Tickets will be available for pickup at the Museum prior to the event or at the entrance on the day of the event.

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Gold Level Sponsor

Silver Level Sponsor

Ed Klosowski- Board President 

Bronze Level Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors

Business Level Sponsor

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40s Night at the Arcada
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

40s Night at the Arcada

Grab your dancing shoes and swing into spring with 40s Night at the Arcada Theatre. The St. Charles History Museum invites you to don your best 40s attire and enjoy a performance by Rosie and the Rivets with heavy appetizers and dance lessons provided by Vargo's Dance Studio.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to take pictures in our Flash Party Photo Booth, take a break from dancing and get a caricature sketched of themselves or try and play our mystery wine and dine bag game. 

40s Night 2016

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Tickets are $45 for Members of the Museum and $55 for non-Members. Buy them on our website or come visit us at the Museum where you can purchase one at the gift shop.

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EVENT SPONSORS

THE ARCADA THEATRE, PRESENTING SPONSOR

Decorations Sponsor

Decorations Sponsor

Caricaturist Sponsor

Caricaturist Sponsor

Kathy Brens: In Loving Memory of Jack Brens

Alcohol Sponsor

Dessert Sponsor

Dessert Sponsor

Event Partipants 

Richard Sherman- Caricaturist

Erica Behringer- Photographer

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The 5th Annual Celebration Pig Roast Fundraiser
Jun
20
5:00 PM17:00

The 5th Annual Celebration Pig Roast Fundraiser

This June the St. Charles History Museum will once again be holding our Pig Roast Celebration. Join us for a full plate of pulled pork, three sides, and a dessert provided by Dave’s Slow Food as well as two drink tickets. Also try your luck by entering our raffle where you’ll have three chances to win $1000!

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