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.

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.

Fred Bouchein Research Library

6303 Michigan Avenue

​St. Louis, MO 63111

Set up a tour today:

314-481-6303

office@carondelethistory.org

Free Admission!

Susan Blow Kindergarten Room

Hours

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-2pm

​Sunday: 12-2pm

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

Set up a tour today:

314-481-6303

office@carondelethistory.org

The History Museum

Carondelet Historical Society

The Carondelet Historical Society Presents
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 1:30 p.m.
Richard Buthod, Recorder of Deeds Archives


The Record of Deeds Archives maintains records pertaining to  property and to marriages in the St. Louis area (including Carondelet).  The records date from 1765 to the present. Mr. Buthod will describe the various items in the collections and the help that the staff can provide. This program is of special interest to those doing local research and genealogists.

Hours

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-2pm

​Sunday: 12-2pm

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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

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

In the interest of safeguarding the health of our visitors and volunteers, the Carondelet Historical Society is closed to the public until further notice.

The Cleveland Room

Exhibits + Experiences

Carondelet Historical Society

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