St. Charles History Museum Receives Community Foundation Grant

The St. Charles History Museum is proud to announce that we are the recipients of an $8,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley! This grant will go towards the purchase of two new exhibit cases and hands on interactives for the exhibit hall.

Project Information:

St. Charles, IL June 6, 2015 - Alison Costanzo, the Director of the St. Charles History Museum, has announced a winning grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for new exhibit cases and interactives, just in time for the renovation of the main exhibit. The St. Charles History Museum is grateful for the Community Foundation's grant and the opportunity it gives them to update the Museum's displays.

This announcement comes on the heels of the St. Charles History Museum's rebranding, including a brand new logo and website, as well as updates to the permanent exhibit and a brand new temporary exhibit space.

The mission of the St. Charles History Museum is to collect, preserve, and present St. Charles history through exhibits, educational programs, articles, and social media. Thanks to the hard work of Museum Assistant Brigid Leavy and Director Alsion Costanzo, the Museum is excited to have this opportunity to continue updating and modernizing the main exhibit space.

We hope that the updates to the St. Charles History Museum will meet with St. Charles community approval as we continue to strive to preserve and present our community's history.

About the St. Charles History Museum:

Founded as the St. Charles Historical Society in 1933, the St. Charles History Museum has been collecting, preserving, and presenting St. Charles history ever since. Located in the historic McCornack Oil building on Main Street, the Museum features a permanent exhibit of St. Charles community history, seasonal temporary exhibits, and a collection of over 10,000 photographs and 15,000 artifacts.

About the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley:

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a collection of individual funds and resources given by local citizens to enhance and support the quality of life in the Fox River Valley Illinois. They are a tax-exempt public charity that allows individuals, businesses, and other non-profit organizations to establish permanent endowment and temporary funds within the confines of one large foundation. Foundation funds are used to provide grants to non-profit organizations and scholarships to area students.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley serves the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County in the State of Illinois. For more information please visit https://www.communityfoundationfrv.org.