Set up a tour today:

314-481-6303

office@carondelethistory.org

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.

We are open for business with limited hours.  We are currently open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and by appointment. 
Due to the recent mask mandate implemented by the City of St. Louis, effective July 26, 2021, we will require all visitors to wear a mask when visiting our building. 
Thank you for your patience as we all navigate this difficult time.   We look forward to seeing you!

Carondelet Historical Society

The Cleveland Room

Hours

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Whenever you shop on Amazon.com, use the following link.  CHS will receive a percentage back from Amazon Smile.

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

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.

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

Site designed by Locality Studio

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.

You can help out the Carondelet Historical Society when you shop at Amazon.com. 
Simply use the following web address: smile.amazon.com/ch/43-6075910 
and AmazonSmile will donate to Carondelet Historical Society, at no cost to you.

Fred Bouchein Research Library

6303 Michigan Avenue

​St. Louis, MO 63111

Set up a tour today:

314-481-6303

office@carondelethistory.org

Free Admission!

@carondelethis

Susan Blow Kindergarten Room

Hours

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-12pm​​

Preserving and presenting the heritage of Carondelet

6303 Michigan Avenue

​St. Louis, MO 63111

Carondelet Historical Society

The History Museum

Saturday November 13 | 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
First Annual “Lyle Mile” Walk/Run, Silent Auction and Concert in Carondelet Park
All proceeds go to saving the historic Lyle House located in the Park.
Please contact Christa Jackson at christajacksonrealtor@gmail.com for additional information.

Exhibits + Experiences