The Center offers many enlightening programs for all ages including "Grave Reminders" Cemetery Walk; lecture programs; Joe K. Anderson History Roundtable discussions; special events at the Dunham-Hunt House; biking, walking self-guided tours; and more.We encourage visitors to return often to this page for additional programs, events and updates. Use the Calendar of Events link above to stay up to date on all of our upcoming program and events dates, OR Become a Fan of the Heritage Center on Facebook! We also suggest that programs, locations and times should always be confirmed by calling us at (630) 584-6967.
Joe K. Anderson Roundtables:
Four times a year residents gather to discuss a topic relating to St. Charles History. Topics for discussion in the past have ranged from education to recreation, from the history of the farms in the area to dating and social customs. Participants are encouraged to bring along a story to share and any photos or other objects they wish to show relating to the topic. Next years topics will be announced soon.
Four times a year the St. Charles Heritage Center along with the St. Charles Public Library host a lecture series. These one-hour lectures touch on topics relevant to St. Charles and the surrounding area. Topics for 2011 include: “The Civilian Conservation Corps” and “The Federal Arts Project: How Illinois Artists Survived the Great Depression.”
This is a group for students ages 8-13 who are interested in history. Through different activities members will have the opportunity to learn more about their community, help research and put together exhibits to be displayed at the History Museum, visit other Chicago-area museums, and meet other students their age with similar interests. Meetings are at 1-2:30 p.m.on the 2nd Saturday of the month, January, June-September, and December. The JHS is sponsored by .
May Membership Event:
May is National Historic Preservation Month and National Museum falls during the month. The St. Charles Heritage Center takes this month to recognize our membership and offers a special tour or event for members as a thank you for their continued support.
Each October, the St. Charles Heritage Center presents a cemetery walk through North Cemetery on Rt. 25. Current residents dress up and portray former residents who are buried at North Cemetery. The residents that are portrayed change from year to year.
St. Charles Heritage
Center Book Club
The St. Charles Heritage Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of every other month. All are welcome to join in any of the discuyssons.
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