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St Charles History Museum

St Charles History Museum - History Happens Here

Saint Charles, IL   |  https://www.stcmuseum.org/

Mission

The mission of the St. Charles History Museum is to inspire a curiosity about the past and its impact on the present, by collecting, preserving, and presenting our unique local heritage.

Ruling year info

2014

2022 Board President

Stephen Gibson

Board VP

Michael Corbett

Main address

215 E Main St

Saint Charles, IL 60174 USA

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Formerly known as

St Charles Heritage Center

EIN

51-0168405

NTEE code info

Historical Societies & Historic Preservation (A82)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adopt an Artifact

Adopt an Artifact! is a unique program offered by the St. Charles History Museum that allows people to “adopt” various artifacts from the Museum’s Collection. Artifacts may be adopted for up to a year and can be renewed. The revenue generated from this program directly supports the Museum’s preservation and conservation efforts in maintaining the artifacts in the Collection. When you adopt an artifact, you receive a certificate of adoption, high-resolution photos of your artifact, historical information about your artifact, a listing in The Charlemagne newsletter, and a label with your name on it next to the artifact in the Exhibit.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the general public of the Fox River Valley communities as well as visitors from all over the US and the world.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The wheelchair community as well as other physical and mentally challenged individuals were invited to participate in watching the community St. Patrick's Day parade from an area that was reserved for them on the Museum's property which faces Main St. This need was brought to our attention at Halloween because visitors and their families were unable to see the parade unless they planned to arrive early, which is inconvenient and impractical.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It is more of a collaborative effort to improve programs and opportunities for everyone in our world community.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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St Charles History Museum

Board of directors
as of 05/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Stephen Gibson

St. Charles History Museum

Term: 2022 - 2024


Board co-chair

Michael Corbett

St. Charles History Museum

Term: 2024 - 2022

Tom Anderson

St. Charles History Museum

Patricia Pretz

St. Charles History Museum

Joyce Cregier

St. Charles History Museum

Brian Henry

St. Charles History Museum

Ed Klosowski

St. Charles History Museum

Darlene Riebe

St. Charles History Museum

Mary Lynn Swanson

St. Charles History Museum

Kathy Brens

St. Charles History Museum

Bob Matson

St. Charles History Museum

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/11/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/11/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.