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


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!


Support the St. Charles History Museum while you shop for gifts and your daily needs on It’s simple: click on the button or go to and select our business name St. Charles Heritage Center as your cause to support. Then choose from thousands of your favorite items and a percentage of your purchase will be given to St. Charles History Museum!


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.