Mecker Research Library
The Kiel-Schwent House
Mecker Research Library
© 2016 Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, Inc. All rights reserved.
Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, Inc - PO Box 88 - Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
The Mecker  Research Library was founded in 1994 through the generosity of Thomas
Weil and Charles Peterson. Their goal was to provide a central location for materials concerning
the historic Ste. Genevieve District and surrounding region. The district contains some of the pre-
eminent French Colonial buildings left in America and has been under French, Spanish, and
American rule.  It has a truly remarkable history, one of interest to scholars, historians, students,
and the public

The Library is named after Bob and Odile Mecker, generous patrons of the Foundation for
Restoration of Ste. Genevieve and the Library which bears their name.

The Library's Mission

  • To acquire books and other materials pertaining to the history of the Ste. Genevieve
    District and surrounding region.
  • To provide  centralized resources to researchers studying French American Colonial
    History, the Ste. Genevieve District, and the mid–Mississippi Valley region.
  • To develop  educational programs and grants that promote historical interest and
    knowledge of the Ste. Genevieve District.
  • To provide indexes of related historic written materials available at public institutions in the
    region.
  • To identify  private sources of information which are helpful to persons researching the
    history of the region.

YOU can Help the Mecker Research Library

The Mecker Research Library accepts books and other materials applicable to the mission of the
library. Donations are t ax deductible as the Library is part of the Foundation for Restoration of
Ste. Genevieve, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

To donate materials, please contact the Library office at 573-883-9622 for additional
instructions.  A copy of the Library’s Donation Policy will be furnished on request.

Monetary donations to support the mission of the Mecker Research Library are also accepted and
greatly appreciated. Please send monetary donations to:

    The Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve
    Mecker Research Library
    PO Box 88
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

Please make checks payable to the Foundation and indicate in the transmittal letter that the
donation is for the Mecker Library.

Guidelines for Use of the Library

Only loose leaf papers, pencils, and laptops are permitted in the library research area
A photo identification is required
Minors should be accompanied by an adult

Please NOTE! This is a non-circulating library.

    Hours:  Monday  9 AM to 4 PM
    Friday    9 AM to 4 PM
    Other times by Appointment:  Call  573-883-9622 to arrange a time.

    Location:  198 South 2nd Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

Email: meckerlibrary@HistoricSteGen.org