Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center A community museum and research center dedicated to preserving and making accessible the history of St. Charles and the Frenchtown area for future generations.

Frenchtown is part of St. Charles City and was founded as an area of settlement in the early 1800s. French citizens moved out of St. Charles' central core and created their own neighborhood away from the influx of immigrants from the East. By the mid-1800s, German families had moved into Frenchtown and intermarried into many of the founding families, creating a thriving business district and neighborhood. By the beginning of the 20th century, Frenchtown was home to successful milling companies, industrial factories, the American Car and Foundry, Borromeo Catholic Church, the Academy of the Sacred Heart, a stop on the Wabash Railroad, and many influential St. Charles families. Frenchtown is one of two historic districts in St. Charles, the other being Main Street. We are at the north end of Second Street. Today,the Frenchtown district is home to nine antique stores, the Katy Trail, and Dusable Park.

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
05/22/2019

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

A new exhibit showcasing the artwork of Lois Prettyman opens tomorrow, May 18th, at the museum.
Lois has created a water color original of every building being shown on the Historic Frenchtown Association's House Tour on June 2nd.
Stop by and check out this beautiful exhibit!

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
05/22/2019

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

A new exhibit showcasing the artwork of Lois Prettyman opens tomorrow, May 18th, at the museum.
Lois has created a water color original of every building being shown on the Historic Frenchtown Association's House Tour on June 2nd.
Stop by and check out this beautiful exhibit!

05/18/2019
05/18/2019

Happy Sestercentennial celebration, St. Charles! #STC250

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
05/17/2019

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

A little sample of the art on exhibit at the museum. Original water color by Lois Prettyman.

A little sample of the art on exhibit at the museum. Original water color by Lois Prettyman.
05/17/2019

A little sample of the art on exhibit at the museum. Original water color by Lois Prettyman.

A new exhibit showcasing the artwork of Lois Prettyman opens tomorrow, May 18th, at the museum.Lois has created a water ...
05/17/2019

A new exhibit showcasing the artwork of Lois Prettyman opens tomorrow, May 18th, at the museum.
Lois has created a water color original of every building being shown on the Historic Frenchtown Association's House Tour on June 2nd.
Stop by and check out this beautiful exhibit!

Historic Frenchtown House Tour
05/13/2019
Historic Frenchtown House Tour

Historic Frenchtown House Tour

The Historic Frenchtown Association is sponsoring a House Tour on Sunday June 2, 2019. The tour will be from 12-4 PM and start at The Frenchtown Heritage Museum, 1121 N. 2nd Street, Saint Charles, …

Join the Historic Frenchtown Association on Monday, June 24th from 5:00-9:00 PM at the Eco Park Trailhead for the Saint ...
05/01/2019
Saint Jean Baptiste Day Celebration!

Join the Historic Frenchtown Association on Monday, June 24th from 5:00-9:00 PM at the Eco Park Trailhead for the Saint Jean Baptiste Day Celebration!
St. Jean Baptiste Day is celebration of the summer solstice and a feast of the nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Frenchtown, Saint Charles is steeped in history handed down from our original French Canadian settlers, and this day in particular, is a celebration of our unique French history and heritage.

http://historicfrenchtown.org/eventspage/saint-jean-baptiste-day-celebration/

Join us Monday, June 24th at Eco Park Trailhead for our Saint Jean Baptiste Day Celebration! St. Jean Baptiste Day is celebration of the summer solstice and a feast of the nativity of Sai…

The new trolley route is out. It Includes a stop within a block of our Museum. Can’t wait to see the trolley making it...
03/27/2019

The new trolley route is out. It Includes a stop within a block of our Museum. Can’t wait to see the trolley making its way around town again! Spring is here!

Clang, Clang, Clang went the Trolley!! The Saint Charles Trolley hits the bricks on April 1 at 11am.

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
03/26/2019

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

These "Flat Stanley" Lewis & Clark men visited the Museum today! #STC250

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
03/26/2019

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

These "Flat Stanley" Lewis & Clark men visited the Museum today! #STC250

These "Flat Stanley" Lewis & Clark men visited the Museum today!   #STC250
03/26/2019

These "Flat Stanley" Lewis & Clark men visited the Museum today! #STC250

Housekeeping 101
01/31/2019

Housekeeping 101

Festival of the Little Hills
01/31/2019
Festival of the Little Hills

Festival of the Little Hills

Happy 2019 to all! We are accepting craft applications for the 2019 Festival of the Little Hills! Go to our website & print off the application & follow the instructions. ALL applications completely filled out, with pictures & deposit as stated must be postmarked by March 15...NO EXCEPTIONS! Get those applications in early so you don't miss the deadline. We are looking for some new & exciting home-made items again this year to add to our already awesome talents we showcase!!! We look forward to seeing all you applications! Good luck & if you aren't crafty, there is plenty of other things to enjoy during the weekend. Come join us won't you?! Visit our website at: www.festivalofthelittlehills.com for more information.
If you are wanting to be a not-for-profit food vendor......you will need to come to our meeting in April. Go to our website for additional information. Great music, great variety of food, lots of homemade crafts, games for the kids & adults alike! Don't forget all the stores on Main Street will be open too for you to browse & buy!!

NTD News
01/31/2019

NTD News

It’s no wonder they call him the king.

Homemaking.com
01/30/2019

Homemaking.com

So true

Aumann Vintage Power
01/30/2019

Aumann Vintage Power

Another load of great items arrived today for The Pre '30 Auction! We just had to admire the careful and strategic layout of this load to utilize literally every square inch of the trailer....kudos driver!

Our building - back in the day.
01/04/2019

Our building - back in the day.

12/20/2018
Saint Charles, Missouri - City Government

Saint Charles, Missouri - City Government

Have you seen Santa's Train Land at Saint Charles Christmas Traditions yet? There's still some time! Learn more at discoverstcharles.com

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
12/19/2018

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

Come on down to the Katy Depot and see the wonderful train display! We are waiting for you.

Come on down to the Katy Depot and see the wonderful train display! We are waiting for you.
12/16/2018

Come on down to the Katy Depot and see the wonderful train display! We are waiting for you.

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
11/28/2018

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

Come see Santa’s Cottage and Trainland at the Katy Depot.

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
11/28/2018

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

Come see Santa’s Cottage and Trainland at the Katy Depot.

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
11/27/2018

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

Come see Santa’s Cottage and Trainland at the Katy Depot.

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
11/23/2018

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

Come see Santa’s Cottage and Trainland at the Katy Depot.

Come see Santa’s Cottage and Trainland at the Katy Depot.
11/23/2018

Come see Santa’s Cottage and Trainland at the Katy Depot.

It's just days away...here is the Schedule of Events!
10/03/2018

It's just days away...here is the Schedule of Events!

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
09/24/2018

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

Lining up more exciting entertainment for Witches and Warlocks Night Out! Can’t wait to see everyone there!

https://youtu.be/7iGsGTSzxkQ

Lining up more exciting entertainment for Witches and Warlocks Night Out! Can’t wait to see everyone there!https://you...
09/24/2018

Lining up more exciting entertainment for Witches and Warlocks Night Out! Can’t wait to see everyone there!

https://youtu.be/7iGsGTSzxkQ

This will be a fun event for all ages...we have a window painting contest, food, live music and fire performers lined up...
09/19/2018

This will be a fun event for all ages...we have a window painting contest, food, live music and fire performers lined up. We hope you will come support the Frenchtown Museum on October 6th!

09/09/2018
Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
09/05/2018

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
09/05/2018

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center's cover photo
09/05/2018

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center's cover photo

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
08/31/2018

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

Something new for Witches and Warlocks Night out this year

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center
08/31/2018

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

Something new for Witches and Warlocks Night out this year

Something new for Witches and Warlocks Night out this year
08/31/2018

Something new for Witches and Warlocks Night out this year

Hello Facebook friends of the Frenchtown Museum!  The festival is this weekend and our sign up sheet has a few slots ope...
08/13/2018
2018 Festival of the Little Hills Beer Booth Volunteer Sign Up

Hello Facebook friends of the Frenchtown Museum!

The festival is this weekend and our sign up sheet has a few slots open. We could use a little help serving beer on Saturday night and Sunday. Please consider working a shift serving drinks to support the Museum.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45a8aa22a6fc1-2018

Thank you for volunteering to work the Beer Booth for the Frenchtown Heritage Museum during the Festival of the Little Hills. You will be asked to check ID's as appropriate.  This is a requirement of our liquor license for this event.  If you have customers that object please see a member of the F...

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1121 N 2nd St
St. Charles, MO
63301

Opening Hours

Thursday 12:00 - 15:00
Friday 12:00 - 15:00
Saturday 12:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(636) 724-2106

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