Illustration of raft and canoes on the Missouri River, circa 1800s.

January 21, 1826

This date in Missouri history: This was the last day to meet in the first capital building in St. Charles. All records were taken to Jefferson City by canoe.


Downtown St. Charles, Missouri

November 7, 1791

This date in Missouri history. A new church in Les Petites Cotes (Village of the Little Hills) was named San Carlos Borremeo on this day. The village around the church changed its name on this day also. It was named for the church and called San Carlos de Misury. In 1803 it was changed to St. Charles.


Getting MO Peace

It’s been a wild eighteen months. Many shifted work and home lives around during the pandemic in an effort to keep others safe. Now as more people are vaccinated, and as case numbers decline and establishments continue to open up, we should all feel relieved, right? Not exactly, says Dr. Arpit Aggarwal of MU Health Care.


July 11, 1739

Birthday of Louis Blanchette who founded St. Charles in 1769.


June 27, 1825

George Sibley and his party departed from St. Charles on this day to survey what would become the Santa Fe Trail.


Old photo of river boat in the early 1900's

June 22, 1884

The riverboat Montana wrecked on the St. Charles bridge.


Cheers to 200 Years: 21 Bicentennial Events

Celebrate Missouri's bicentennial all year long.


May 29, 1871

The notorious St. Charles Bridge opened across the Missouri River. It was the scene of several collapses, train wrecks, and riverboat sinkings.