​​​​​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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The Carondelet Historical Society is open on

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

Tours can be arranged by calling (314)481-6303 or by emailing us at carondelethistoricalsociety@yahoo.com.

The Carondelet Historical Society Presents
Sunday, September 15, 2019
 1:30 p.m.

                            Speaker:  Andy Hahn

Mr. Hahn, Director of the Campbell House Museum, will discuss the  Dr. William Swekosky collection of photographs of old neighborhoods, concentrating on the Carondelet area.                               

We hope you can join us for this interesting presentation! 

Light refreshments will be provided.