Permanent Exhibit - The Makings of St. Charles

The Makings of St. Charles showcases the origins of St. Charles and the many components of its growth. The exhibit traces the city from its origins as a small settlement miles outside of Chicago, from its time as a Civil War training ground, to its growth as a getaway destination for city residents, all the way up until present day. The exhibit highlights the people, places, and things that have helped make St. Charles, Illinois “The Pride of the Fox”.

This project was made possible to generous grants from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley and Grand Victoria Riverboat Grant, as well as the hard work of our dedicated staff and volunteers.

Click through the gallery below to view the growth and evolution of our exhibit over the past few years.

Current Exhibits

The St. Charles History Museum features temporary exhibits displayed along the left hand wall of our main exhibit area and in the three large windows facing Main Street.  Below are our current exhibits.