If you would like to help a museum to grow from the ground floor up, then there are opportunities to use your special talents at the Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center. To volunteer, make a tax deductible donation, or become a member of the museum, please contact us by phone or email. We will be glad to hear from you!



  • organize and catalog the museum's collection of books
  • enter information to our website's email contact list
  • catalog and store museum items
  • database entry
  • create information labels for items on display
  • general building maintenance and painting
  • create special exhibits
  • staff the museum during opening hours
  • help maintain the Heritage Garden
  • dust & vacuum, general housekeeping



Your donation to the museum helps to preserve the collection, maintain the building, pay utility costs, and purchase office supplies. With a donation of $250 or more, donors will be honored with a name plaque on the Donor Train display. Your donation is tax deductible.


The mission of the Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center, a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation is:

  • To preserve and expand the Museum collection
  • To make accessible the history of St. Charles and the Frenchtown area for future generations
  • To provide a tangible connection from the past to the future


A non-profit organization, the Museum is funded entirely through the fundraising efforts of volunteers, in addition to grants, donations and membership dues. Annual membership is offered at two levels ($15 Individual or $25 Family) Individuals and families who choose to support the Museum's historic and educational mission may become members, and will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Discounts on select ticketed events
  • Annual member appreciation reception
  • Free admission to the Christmas train display
  • Notice of special exhibits and events
  • Receive the Museum's quarterly newsletter

To join, mail your check and the following information to the museum's address.

Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center

1121 N. Second Street,

St. Charles, MO 63301

(636) 724-2106