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Illinois Digital Archives
Look into the past right from home! Log on to Illinois Digital Archives to research the events and people that shaped St. Charles' history from the early 1800s to the present. Thanks to a grant from Secretary of State/State Librarian Jesse White, the Library has digitized old maps, militia records, newspapers, photographs, diaries and other materials from the Library's archived collection.
Historic Architectural and Archaeology Resources Geographic Information System
The Preservation Services Division of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency has created the Historic Architectural and Archaeology Resources Geographic Information System (HAARGIS) to enable the public to see the location of and information about Illinois' cultural resources.
St. Charles History Museum
Staff members of the St. Charles History Museum are especially helpful in locating information on the history of St. Charles. The St. Charles History Museum is located in the former McCornack Oil Company building (215 E. Main Street, 630-584-6967). Researchers are able to make appointments to study the documents and photographs contained in the History Museum's archives. The St. Charles History Museum also has exhibits highlighting local history.