COLLECT. PRESERVE. PRESENT.

When you become a Supporter, you are assisting in the Museum’s mission to engage visitors and present St. Charles’ rich history.

It is because of our members and supporters that the Museum continues to be an important benefit to the St. Charles community. History Happens Here!

 
 

Supporter Membership Levels

 Hotel Baker, c.1928.

Hotel Baker, c.1928.

BAKER $100-$249

Includes all Basic Membership benefits plus Free Admission for one adult to Member preview events. 10% discount at The Curious Fox gift shop.


SS JONES $250-$499

Includes all Baker level benefits plus admission for two adults to Members preview events and one complementary research request.

 Steven Sandborn Jones and his wife, Lavinia Camp Jones, moved from Vermont to St. Charles in 1838 and built this house in around 1843.  504 E. Main Street. 

Steven Sandborn Jones and his wife, Lavinia Camp Jones, moved from Vermont to St. Charles in 1838 and built this house in around 1843.  504 E. Main Street. 


 In 1904, Charles McCornack started his oil company in St. Charles, No one could have guessed the legacy his business would have someday. Today, McCornack Oil Co. building is the home of the St. Charles History Museum, c. 1920s.

In 1904, Charles McCornack started his oil
company in St. Charles, No one could have guessed the legacy his business would have someday.
Today, McCornack Oil Co. building is the home of the St. Charles History Museum, c. 1920s.

MCCORNACK $500-$999

Includes all SS Jones level benefits plus early access to Member events (including exhibition previews), one complementary research request, and recognition in The Charlemagne newsletter. 

FARNSWORTH $1,000-$2,499

Includes all McCornack level benefits plus recognition on our site, priority registration for Museum events
one complementary research request, and recognition on the Digital Donor kiosk.

 Built by John Farnsworth in 1860, this house remained in the Farnsworth family until 1879 when the family moved to Chicago.

Built by John Farnsworth in 1860, this house remained in the Farnsworth family until 1879 when the family moved to Chicago.

NORRIS $2,500-$4,999

 Old timers know well the story of how Texaco Co. founder John W. ``Bet a Million`` Gates made millions in barbed wire and oil in the late 1800s, of how the Gates fortune passed to Dellora Angell, Gate`s niece, and how she with her husband, Lester J. Norris, spent half a century giving quietly, as was their way, to the community they loved.

Old timers know well the story of how Texaco Co. founder John W. ``Bet a Million`` Gates made millions in barbed wire and oil in the late 1800s, of how the Gates fortune passed to Dellora Angell, Gate`s niece, and how she with her husband, Lester J. Norris, spent half a century giving quietly, as was their way, to the community they loved.

Includes all Farnsworth level benefits plus recognition at the Annual Membership Meeting, a featured article in
the The Charlemagne newsletter, and special recognition on the Digital Donor kiosk.

CHARLEMAGNE $5,000+

 Herbert P. Crane was the son of Richard T. Crane, founder of Crane Plumbing Company of Chicago. A civic leader in St. Charles, it was Herbert Crane who, in 1927, donated the four bronze foxes located on the Main Street bridge in St. Charles. c. 1940s. 

Herbert P. Crane was the son of Richard T. Crane, founder of Crane Plumbing Company of Chicago. A civic leader in St. Charles, it was Herbert
Crane who, in 1927, donated the four bronze foxes located on the Main Street bridge in St. Charles. c. 1940s. 

Includes all Norris level benefits plus recognition at the Annual Membership Meeting, a featured article in the The Charlemagne newsletter, special recognition on the Digital Donor kiosk and Museum website.