St. Charles Museum and Archives
“Don’t trash the school’s history – Send us your memorabilia!”
The St. Charles Alumni & Development Office encourages graduates of St. Charles, spouses, and parents to send school and college memorabilia to a loving and safe home at the school. Items will be cared for in either the 4th floor St. Charles Archive Room or the St. Charles Museum located in the school’s “Tower Room.”
St. Charles is looking for items such as athletic and stage programs, school rings, Carolian student newspapers, athletic apparel, school-related photographs, personal photographs, diplomas, and copies of Behind Those Arches and Spectrum yearbooks. NOTHING IS TOO NEW, OLD, OR INSIGNIFICANT!!! Contact alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 by phone at 614-252-9288 ext. 21 or by e-mail at [email protected] about items or mail them to the school ” Attention: Memorabilia.”
St. Charles Museum
After spending several years searching out and collecting historical items related to times past at St. Charles Preparatory School and St. Charles Borromeo College, alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 has created a fitting place to showcase them: The St. Charles Museum. Located in the “Tower Room” of the school’s Main Building, it is an ideal museum space because of its high vaulted ceiling, huge empty walls and plenty of floor space.
The room became vacant when the school band program moved to the Student Service’s Center’s Monsignor F. Thomas Gallen Music Room in 2007. At the time Fabro was storing memorabilia and artifacts in the newly-created St. Charles Archive Room on the Main Building’s fourth floor. But when the unique “Tower Room” space became available, he knew that it was just the space to help show off many of these items in a more spectacular setting.
The “Tower Room,” which is only accessible via a narrow staircase, has served an assortment of purposes over the years: as an activity room for college seminarians, a teacher’s lounge, and even as a gallery space of former faculty member Father Harold Schneider in the early 80s.