The St. Charles History Museum is a 501©3,          nonprofit supported by the community and people like you. Here's how you can help:

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become a member

Membership at the St. Charles History Museum not only supports the Museum, it comes with great benefits! Members receive free admission to the Museum, discounted access to Museum programs, a 10% discount at the Museum Gift Shop, reduced research fees, a subscription to our quarterly newsletter The Charlemagne, and knowing that your monetary support is helping to collect, preserve, and present our local history. For information on Membership Levels, addition benefits, or to purchase a Membership online, please visit our Membership page.


100% of donations we receive go towards the Museum's mission to collect, preserve, and present St. Charles history. Your donation, of any size, will ensure we continue moving forward with the redevelopment of our permanent exhibit, allow us to continue developing engaging temporary exhibits, and let us continue in our preservation efforts of the Museum collection. On top of all that, all donations are tax deductible!

Leave a Legacy 

The Museum relies on the generosity of its members and supporters throughout the community. We are continually grateful to the individuals and families who have established Planned Gifts over the years, leaving a legacy that has benefited the Museum both during and after their lifetime. Click here to learn more. 


Shop the Curious Fox Gift Shop

Support the St. Charles History Museum while you shop for gifts and your daily needs. Looking for a great souvenir or memento? The Curious Fox Gift Shop located in the St. Charles History Museum features a wide selection of everything St. Charles -including St. Charles branded pillows, blankets, t-shirts and other apparel, locally produced pottery, jewelry, honey and salsa products.  


The St. Charles History Museum is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with the Museum collection, exhibits, and Museum events. No matter your age or skill level, the History Museum has many volunteer opportunities available.  For more information about volunteering or to fill out a volunteer form click here.

Be a Sponsor

Over the last three years the St. Charles History Museum has made significant changes in its operations by developing a new permanent exhibition titled The Makings of St. Charles, showcasing the origins of St. Charles and the many components of its growth. The Curious Fox Gift Shop has established itself as a one - stop shop for Uniquely St. Charles merchandise that focuses on working with local businesses and artisans.  The museum has also become a strong community stakeholder by working with other community organizations on new programming and events.