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St. Charles History Talks

Join us each Third Thursday of the month as St. Charles History “Talks”. The evening discussion with a historian with topics ranging from the German Heritage to the Civil War to the First Four Governors. At 7 pm in the rear residence of Chauncey Shepard, at the State Historic Site which is 200 S. Main, we enjoy a look at the history that shaped St. Charles. Please join us, we ask for a $10 donation at the door, with membership given in the Friends of Missouri’s First State Capitol on your first visit. The evenings are sponsored by the Friends of Missouri’s First State Capitol, a Friends group whose purpose is to educate, promote and help preserve Missouri First State Capitol State Historic Site, and currently working on obtaining their 501C.3 title. For more info Click here


Children’s Festival for 2017

On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Missouri’s First State Capitol State Historic Site, from 10 am – 3 pm the Greater St. Charles Visitors and Convention Bureau sponsors the Annual Historic Children’s Festival. Come celebrate National Kids to Parks Day. Come live and play as children in the 1820s did. Hear interesting stories about life in St. Charles when our first legislators were struggling to organize Missouri into statehood. Children can pick up a passport and journey through the 1820s while participating in period hands-on activities.logo_ft

This is a wonderful family event that everyone can enjoy! Perfect for “children” of any age!  There will be demonstrations for the children of Rope Making, Old fashioned laundry on the washboard, cooking and churning butter, candle dipping, fur traders, writing with a quill pen, the old fashioned one room school house and games. Also, demonstrations by a hide tanner, a basket weaver, blacksmith, gunsmith, wood worker,  flint knapper and frontier medicine man. A storyteller sharing stories of her German emigrant family. Visit the goats, sheep and chickens too. Learn period dancing from Dance Discovery, or meet members of the Spanish Militia or the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery. Hear the Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps, the Buchanon Brothers, or enjoy the TJ Muller Banjo Group.