Contact Us

Access to the Museum

  • The Arnold Historical Museum will be OPEN on Saturdays from 12 to 4 pm starting May 7, 2022.

    $5 donation requested
    Wheelchair Friendly

    Contact 636-282-2828


President:  Jackie Howell               636-464-7479  

Vice President:   Warren Pflantz   636-467-5371

Secretary:  Allen Flamm                 636-464-0373

Treasurer: TBD


If you have photos or historical stories to share with us, email us at:  THANKS!

Finding the Museum
We are in Arnold, Mo., at 1723 Jeffco, just 2 blocks south of Church Rd., on the west side.


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Our website is hosted by:  Will Hanke/ Lighthouse Technologies (Hosting)

46 Responses to Contact Us

  1. Lori Buntin says:

    I am working on the remodel of the Applebee’s restaurant in Arnold. I would love to work with someone at the Historical Society to acquire some digital files of historic photos from Arnold and the surrounding area. We strive to put together a comprehensive visual story embodying the character of the community in which the restaurant resides. If anyone there would be willing to spend some time on this effort I would love to share more details.

    Please contact me at the listed email address or call at 913-384-3751.

    Thank you so much!
    Lori Buntin

    • ahs says:

      Give me a call on my cell phone 636-375-1106 and we can talk about pictures. The Arnold Historical Society charges $25 per picture used. You will see some in Starbucks, Lee’s Chicken, Sunrise Cafe, Ponderosa.
      Have you seen any pictures that impress you that you would like to hang on the walls?

  2. Holly Caskanett says:

    I would like to know about the history of the property that I live on. I’ve been to the library but I couldn’t find any thing. I live right next to ray baker, he informed me that it used to be farmland and his grandfather originated there.that is all I really know. If you have any pictures or info could you please email me. Thank you… My address is 654 Jeffco Blvd (apartment)

    • Bernie Wilde says:

      You asked the right person. Raymond Baker’s father owned all the farmland. Raymond lives on a piece of that farmland. Baker’s Restaurant was across the street from Raymond’s house. Now it’s an empty lot. Raymond made lots and lots of fried chicken to serve every Sunday when it was “all you can eat”.

      Question Raymond a lot more. He remembers it all. If I have questions, I ask Raymond.

  3. Emily Ferretti says:

    I would like to learn more about why Arnold was incorporated in 1972, and anything on that. I am doing a paper on Arnold for my american history class. If you could please email me with any info on stuff like that, that would be soo fantastic! Thank you!!!!

  4. casey says:

    I am involved in a family history project. I am searching for historical information pertaining to Lake Holiday (once located on Old Lemay Ferry Rd). Does your archive hold information conerning this business? If so, would I be able to access the archive?

    Thank you for assistance in this matter.

    • Bernie Wilde says:

      Back in the ’40s, the Dietz family owned Lake Holiday and ran the business located at Seckman and Old Lemay Ferry. My husband, Roy Wilde, went to school at Herky high school with Shirley Dietz, part of that family. Maybe if you went to Northwest Library at Hwy PP and 30, you could find info. They have old maps and newspapers plus lots of other stuff.

      After Dietz sold the property in 56?? to Harry DePron, he was a business man and ran the entire complex in a different manner. Roy was the real estate agent looking for a sale from Dietz to someone else.

    • Kerry Penning says:

      Hi Casey, are you male or female?
      I worked as a lifeguard at the Lake Holiday pool during the summer of 1970 – fresh out high school and I remember meeting a young girl from one of the Parkway schools there on a field trip… haha! just a long shot.

  5. aloys rieser says:

    try found out about the riser family

    • TheneSheehy says:

      Some Riesers are buried in Richardson Cemetery on the front east side. A few are buried in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

  6. Robert Wieland says:

    I am a retired Arnold Police Officer and came across some uniforms we used from inception of the PD until B.J. Nelson made a change in 1989. Are you interested? I have both a patrolman and sergeant uniform. I also have my motorcycle officer uniform from helmet to boots.

  7. Bernie Wilde says:

    Yes, I think we could display police uniforms. Today, Fri. Allen Flamm will be keeping the museum open between 12-4. I don’t know who signed up for tomorrow.

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  9. Ron Roberts says:

    I am looking for any pictures of the Ziegler store that was in Arnold next to the old meramec bridge. Mostly when Ben frank Lin and coast to coast were attached. Thank’s in advance!

    • Bernie Wilde says:

      We have one picture of the Ziegler store and also a mini store that someone made for the Zieglers eons ago. I could take a picture of that and send it to you if you do not live in the area.

  10. Kathy Wieland says:

    I have a copy of the book “Historic Arnold” that I would be willing to sell if anyone is interested.

  11. Michelle Stokes says:

    I am looking for pictures and information on Lake Holiday (Seckman Rd and Old Lemay Ferry) to share with my students at Seckman Middle School. Thank you for any assistance you can offer.

    • Mike says:

      Our family use to go here all the time. We moved to Florida in 1987. What happened to Lake Holiday?

      • Jackie Howell says:

        Lake Holiday was sold many years ago. The lake/swimming pool drained, the beautiful old house torn down and the land was leveled. It was then divided into lots and is now a subdivision with nice homes. Seckman Road and Lion’s Den Road were realigned several hundred yards south of where they were (would have been thru the lake in the old days) and Lion’s Den Road goes thru the new subdivision. Sorry to deliver the sad news.

  12. April says:

    Looking for any information on a house built in 1950 off of Lonedell Road on Oaker Drive by a man last name starts with an M. Possibly Milburn or something similar to it. It was the original owner of the land surrounding it I am told which hwas sold off.

  13. Diana Hogan says:

    I am in need of getting an Arnold Historical Book. Where can I get one of these?

    • Jackie Howell says:

      They are on sale at the Arnold Historical Museum. Not open tomorrow due to the car show at the Arnold Park but most Fridays and Saturdays from noon till 4.

  14. Bernard Laiben says:

    Mr. Flamm,

    Thank you so much for the tour of the Arnold Museum today! You have a great facility, and everything is so neatly displayed!

    A Happy New Year from our historical society to yours !!


  15. Philip Hampel says:

    While researching my family history here in England, I have just discovered that my 4x great uncle Jakob Hampel (1793-1858) died at Arnold, Jefferson County, Missouri. I also understand from reading a pdf version of “The History of Immaculate Conception Parish” written in 1990 that he built the first parish church, made of logs, in 1842. The pdf version of the book makes reference to a picture of the church in an ancient lithograph. Unfortunately, the pdf version does not include a copy of the lithograph. I have searched online to find a copy of it, but to no avail. I would dearly love to see an image of the church that my 4x great uncle built, so am writing to you to see if the Society knows where I may find a copy online.

  16. Patricia Schmidt says:

    My husband and I attended two concerts that were held in Arnold in the 1970’s at an ice rink that used to be off the outer road, where fox chase is now. We would love to know what bands played there during that time. I believe we attended the “Slade” concert. We have a great story of what happened to us that night, goes down in our history. We have been married for 38 years. We met on the school bus going to Ridgewood school the first year that Ridgewood opened- 1972? We married in 1982.

  17. joseph blair says:

    Hi. I was wondering if you had any pictures of the old Blair drugs store and Dr. Carrols office .It was were Rockport drugs was but a different building .There was a small hamburger stand on the lot as well .My fathers store . He is 89 and alive and well .Thank you, Joseph Blair

    • Bernie Marquardt-Wilde says:

      We do not have any pictures of Dr Carrols office. We have a number of photos from Esther Drug store. Hope your father continues to enjoy life.

      A small hamburger stand….might be where McDonalds was located at the corner of Telegraph and Jeffco.

  18. Mel says:

    Hello there!

    This is Melanie and I am a experienced photographer and illustrator.

    I was discouraged, to put it nicely, when I came across my images at your web-site. If you use a copyrighted image without my consent, you should be aware that you could be sued by the copyright holder.

    It’s illegal to use stolen images and it’s so mean!

    Check out this document with the links to my images you used at and my earlier publications to get evidence of my legal copyrights.

    Download it now and check this out for yourself:

    If you don’t delete the images mentioned in the document above within the next few days, I’ll write a complaint on you to your hosting provider stating that my copyrights have been infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.

    And if it doesn’t work, you may be pretty damn sure I am going to report and sue you! And I will not bother myself to let you know of it in advance.

  19. Kim Garrett says:

    Are there any pictures of Lakeside pool? Thank you.

  20. Lisa Hall says:

    I remember a shoe store below the post office in the late 1960’s. Does anyone know the name of it?

  21. Seán Dempsey says:

    I was born in Lionsden in a rural part of Ireland. There are 12 boys in our family but we have found it hard to find out why the townland was name Lionsden. Im wondering if there is any connection between the names. Can anyone tell me why your area would be called Lionsden……..we don’t have any history of lions here.
    Than you

  22. Mark Richardson says:

    I visited the Richardson Road , Richardson cemetery earlier this week. Great job at preserving a real landmark. I am from De Soto and I have to wonder if there is not some link between the Richardsons of De Soto and those in Northern Jefferson County.
    Next to my Grandfather’s farm is (or was) the “Robertson” cemetery with many of my descendants buried there.

    Pearl Richason is actually Pearl Richardson. She was the daughter of my Great Grandfather and she died in a fire that burned the original house. We do not know why she is listed as Pearl Richason.

  23. Mark Richardson says:

    Also related : John Richardson ( Brother of my Great Grandfather) and his other brother George Richardson. John was a decorated WW1 soldier buried 1921 in De Soto City Cemetery. They were both honored in special recognition throughout town.

  24. Dave Vogel says:

    Charles Vogel was my Great Great Grandfather. My Dad Roy Vogel lived on the farm on old Lemay Ferry rd. My Grandfather Emil Vogel, sold the farm in the 1950’s to the Hopmeier family. As far as I know, the Hopmeier family still owns the farm. The picture that was in this newsletter, no longer shows up on this link. I was present at the Arnold Historical society when Marvin Roesch held this event. I believe I am in that picture, and would love to have a copy if possible. Thank you, Dave Vogel 314-482-4998

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