Carondelet Historical Society

Sunday February 12, 2023 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

​​Secrets of the Museum & Toast to 150th Anniversary

Sunday March 19, 2023 1:30 p.m.

Jefferson Barracks Memorabilia in The Tony Fusco Collection​ presented by volunteer archivist Andrew Schleicher

Sunday May 21, 5:00 p.m. Christy Banquet Center

​Anniversary Banquet

The Cleveland Room

Exhibits + Experiences

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Fred Bouchein Research Library

6303 Michigan Avenue

​St. Louis, MO 63111


Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

10:00 am to 2:00 pm


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Free Admission!

The library contains records of the village of Carondelet, microfilm records of US Censuses, books on St. Louis and Missouri history, early maps, and much more. 

Upcoming Events


Susan Blow Kindergarten Room


Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-2pm​​

Preserving and presenting the heritage of Carondelet

The first public kindergarten in the United States. First year enrollment at the school included 42 students. The room has been refurbished to its exact history.

6303 Michigan Avenue

​St. Louis, MO 63111

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.

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We are open for business with limited hours. 

We are currently open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and by appointment. 

Remember Cleveland High School by viewing memorabilia like uniforms, yearbooks, and photos, while embracing historic school pride. 

The museum includes a Heritage Room featuring furnishings from the 19th to early 20th centuries, a "Street of Stores" featuring toys, tools, and consumer goods, and many more smaller exhibits.

Carondelet Historical Society

The History Museum

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