New Exhibit “Ordinary People - Extraordinary Actions” to Explore Local Connections to the Underground Railroad

New Exhibit “Ordinary People - Extraordinary Actions” to Explore Local Connections to the Underground Railroad

A new 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.

Amazing Artifact Series on Youtube

Ever wonder about St. Charles History, and some it's most famous people, artifacts, and other things well Amazing Artifacts takes in a in depth look at every Artifact in our permanent exhibit. We kicked off the first series taking a look at our most important artifact our very own Sheldon Peck of Steven Sanborn Jones a well known abolitionist. Today our second video in the series went up talking about the Wide Awakes Club, who were dedicated to getting Abraham Lincoln elected as President of The United States. Our Wide Awakes Lantern is a symbolic relic from the Civil War and holds a great history to it. You can find the videos on our YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwHWN8QZPVQ9D-BX1QDqhTQ

We look forward to having you come into the Museum and taking a look at our Amazing Artifacts for yourself, our hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm and can answer any questions you have for us.