June is National Safety Month. As we continue to celebrate the City’s 185th Anniversary, we're taking a look back at our Police and Fire Departments and their service in keeping our community safe. Photos courtesy of the St. Charles History Museum.
Happy 185th Anniversary St. Charles!
Throughout its 185-year history, St. Charles has been a destination for entertainment. That tradition continues to this day. Here is a look at Entertainment–St. Charles Style!
It's Mother’s Day we are looking back at the St. Charles Mothers’ Club, which was one of the many Women’s clubs that were vibrant during the 20s and 30s. Founded in 1924, this active club participated in many community service projects that focused on promoting better health for children and educating mothers in childcare. This included raising money for the hospital nursery, landscaping the exterior of the Henry Rockwell Baker Memorial Community Center, and more. Ruth Ericson, Dellora Norris, and Althea Potter were some of the club’s founding members.
The mayor of St. Charles has always had the job of ensuring that St. Charles lives up to our well-deserved motto, “The Pride of the Fox.” Continuing to admire the City’s history for its 185th Anniversary, this month we look back at our first mayor, Mayor James Lewis, and see how times have changed, as compared him to our current Mayor, Mayor Ray Rogina.
St. Charles would not be what it is today without the help of its community. In honor of the City’s 185th Anniversary, this month we will be looking back (and ahead) at the history of volunteerism that has shaped our image of St. Charles over the years.
St. Charles just clebrated with its annual St. Patricks Day Parade on March 9, but do you know what the first recorded parade in the City's history was for? Continuing the celebration of the 185th Anniversary of St. Charles, we’ll be looking back at the history of parades in our City.