New photo added to our website!

David Frederici has provided a new photo to our website, the birth record of Christoper Frederici, grandfather of Louisa Frederici.

Christopher brought the family to the US from France in 1833.

This is Christopher’s birth record, from 1789, from the town of Cappel in the Moselle region of France, historically, a German-speaking region.

Birth record of Christopher Frederici/Frederici, April 7, 1789. Photo provided by David Frederici. Christopher is the grandfather of Louisa Frederici and brought the family from the Moselle area of France, to the US in 1833.
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Esther Keller’s Vegetable Market

Back in 1985, Esther Keller still had her vegetable market, with produce from their 4 1/2 acre farm.  

Where did you get your veggies in 1985? 

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New St. John’s Lutheran Historical Cemetery Book

The Historical Society’s own Bernie Wilde and supporter, Robin Hanson, PhD, have completed work on all of the graves at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.  The earliest graves are from the early settlers, from 1835.  The most recent graves documented in this new guide are from October, 2018.  

Call St. John’s Lutheran Church at 636-464-0096 if you need to reference information in this book, or would like a copy of your own.   Books are $25 each to be paid in cash or check, payable to the church. 

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September Newsletter now AVAILABLE!

Check out the news of upcoming events, and past celebrations? 

September Newsletter

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Fantastic Car Show!

Beautiful blue sky! Nice temps! Low humidity!  That was the backdrop for the 10th Annual Car Show hosted by the Arnold Historical Society in Arnold City Park on Sat. Aug. 11.

This year 56 cars entered to win an individual trophy, Best of Show, Car Club trophy, or a Participant’s Choice trophy where all the car owners  decide who  has the best car at the show.

Jeff Buckley won Participant’s Choice with his 1924 Moon Car which was made here in St. Louis by the Gamache family.  Very historic ties!

The Car Club trophy went to the Outlaws who had the most cars entered.   Andrew Moss of Columbia, IL, accepted the trophy for the group.

The Best of Show was won by Ray Abdo of Affton with his 1940 two door sedan Ford.

A five burner gas grill, donated by Home Depot, was raffled off and won by Rhonda Webb   of Arnold who is shown  with daughter Rachel.  Dan Webb entered his 1928 Ford Model A in the show.

A special thank you to the 25 businesses in Arnold that donated prizes for the car show.  The Society made a profit of $1,429 which helps pay museum expenses as well as grass cutting at the Historic Richardson Cemetery on Richardson Road.

Check out all of the fun photos!

Jeff Buckley, Ray Abdo and Andrew Moss display their trophies.

Roy Wilde sat in a 1923 Ford, Model T Roadster owned by Jason Schiwitz. The car is five years older than Roy.

Jeff Buckley, owner of the 1924 Moon Car made in St. Louis by the Gamache family, shows Bernie Wilde his car that won Participants Choice.

Joe Cardona won a trophy for his 1938 red Chevy Coupe

Jason Schiwitz displays his 1923 Ford Model T Roadster while Dan Webb shows his 1928 Ford Model A.

The crowd enjoys looking at all of the cars.

And a bit of business information…

Beginning in September, the Society will met on the second  Monday of each month at the museum located at 1723 Jeffco Blvd

The Society’s Annual Meeting will be held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4, beginning at 2 p.m.   Election of Vice President and Treasurer will take place.

The Arnold Historical Society will host a Trivia Night on Sat. Nov. 10 at St. John’s Lutheran School Gym, 3511 Jeffco Blvd. in Arnold.  Tickets are $15 per person or $120 for a table of 8. Popcorn and drinks will be served. Attendance prizes will also be available.Facebooktwitterpinterestmailby feather

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Aug 11 – Car Show

Check out the new car show flyer

Join us at Arnold City Park Under The Trees

Sat. August 11, 2018

(Rain date August 18 at the Arnold Eagles next to the Museum)

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Car Entry Fee $20.00


Registration from 9-12 noon

Judging begins as cars are ready (no classes)

Top 24 cars receive trophies–Awards at 3 p.m.

Best of Show, Car Club, &  Participants Choice Trophies

Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda, water available

Attendance Prizes     50-50  636-375-1106 questionsFacebooktwitterpinterestmailby feather

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June Newsletter Now Available!

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The Board

Here’s a great new photo of the AHS Board!

Check out the Contact Us page if you need to talk to us. 

Allen, Bernie, Jackie, Warren

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The newest newsletter!


         Welcome to Spring!

Our April newsletter is now available on the news page.  Facebooktwitterpinterestmailby feather

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The AHS Story

Check out our newest page in the History section, a story about our OWN AHS history. 

Arnold Historical Society & Museum

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