The St. Charles County Historical Society invites the public to an evening Open House on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Archives, located at 101 South Main, in historic downtown St. Charles (the corner of Main and Jefferson in the former City Hall). The new museum exhibit "St. Charles County in the Civil War: A Divided Nation, A Divided State, A Divided County" will premiere for everyone's enjoyment. As part of the ongoing Sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War, the exhibit shares maps, photos, documents, and other items, related to the history and events of St. Charles County during that troubled period.

The evening will also feature a brief program at 7:00 p.m.  "Researching Your "This Old House in St. Charles" for those interested in learning what resources lay in the Archives for uncovering their home or business's history, led by the Society's archivist, Dorris Keeven-Franke.

The Society's "St. Charles Family History Detectives" will be on hand as well to help researchers find out if information on their family lay within the Archives. Volunteers will be on hand throughout the entire Archives to talk about their ongoing projects and how to get involved in the most interesting place in town to volunteer. Everyone is invited to join us. For more information see our website, or you can email or call 636-946-9828.

The St. Charles County Archives is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday Friday, the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.