Study of our cultural resources, when designed as a collaborative effort between communities and professionals, can be a culturally and economically rewarding undertaking for a town of any size. The positive press generated by research and outreach programs can draw visitors to a community, call attention to a town's relationship with important historical figures and events, solidify a community's place in the local, state, and national historical landscape, as well as increase pride in shared history. 

Community Excavations
     *Fort Zumwalt (a War of 1812 period house-fort in O'Fallon,  
     *The original St. Ferdinand Church (an 18th century French  
       colonial church in Florissant, Missouri).

Museum Display Consultation
     *Provided text and graphics for the display on St. Charles  
       prehistory at the St Charles County Heritage Museum
     *Consulting with the City of Florissant and the Missouri  
       Department of Natural Resources on a new display for the  
       Civic Center in Florissant. The exhibit will include text, local 
       prehistoric artifacts as well as artifacts and information on the 
       Old St. Ferdinand Shrine. 
     *Set up a display describing the prehistory of Chesterfield, 
      Missouri in Chesterfield Mall.
     *Provided text for informational signs describing the local 
       cultural heritage throughout parks in O’Fallon, Missouri.

Community Involvement
     *Janet Kneller, serves on the board of Mound City 
       Archaeological Society and the Sutter-Meyer Society Board of 
       Directors. The Sutter-Meyer Farmhouse is University City’s 
       oldest building. The house recently opened as a community 
       museum after extensive renovations.
     *Joe Harl serves on the St. Charles County Historical Advisory 
       Board and is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the 
       Missouri Archaeological Society.
      *Robin Machiran is a Trustee of the Missouri Archaeological 

Please contact us about potential archaeological, architectural and/or historical projects in your town; we'll be happy to discuss details such as the viability of a site for archaeological research, architectural description, fund raising sources, public outreach, and research design. Let us help your community to explore its rich heritage through collaborative archaeology.


Archaeological Research Center of St. Louis, Inc.
Specializing in Cultural Resource Management Surveys of Historic and Prehistoric Resources

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