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​​​​​Our organization is dedicated to perpetuating the heritage of our unique community: Carondelet, Missouri, formerly an independent village, town and city and now a neighborhood of St. Louis.

​Our building and museum is the site of Susan Blow's Des Peres School, founded in 1873 as the first publicly funded Kindergarten in the United States. It is also home of the Bouchein Library, one of the finest historical libraries and archives in the region.

Be sure to visit our "Events" page to view a calendar of upcoming presentations, meetings and open houses.

The Carondelet Historical Society is 100% supported by volunteers, generous donations, and membership dues. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click the "Membership Form" link above, print and fill out the form, and mail it to us with dues.

We are also always looking for volunteers; if you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please call or email us.

Welcome to the


Historical Society!

We are currently looking for volunteers to help in the following areas:

  • Docents     We are looking for people to act as docents and give tours in the building.
  • Displays      We are looking for people with experience in creating displays for the museum.​
  • Web Publishing     We are looking for people to update and manage our website.

Please contact us at (314) 481-6303 for more information.

The Carondelet Historical Society is open on

Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm; and Sundays from Noon until 3:00 pm.

Tours can be arranged by calling (314)481-6303 or by emailing us at

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