Whether you are a new University City Resident, a “lifer,” or just an interested St. Louisan, you would have to search far and wide to find a community with a richer history. Our purpose: to collect and preserve our history; and to share our history with the community.

The Historical Society presents three programs during the year in addition to our annual meeting and program each fall. Illuminations, the Society’s newsletter, is published quarterly. With Circle-in-the-Square Quilters we present a biennial juried quilt show. Our newest project is the Century Home Program available for owners of historic homes and buildings.

Legacy of Lions, our comprehensive history of the City as well as a series of booklets about some of University City’s neighborhoods have been published by the Society. These publications along with gift items are available for sale at the U. City Library. 

The Society’s funds mainly come from YOU... through your membership. Other income is raised from the sale of our publications, videos, and other items we have produced or commissioned. These items are for purchase at the University City Library.

It's easy to join. Just send your check (with name and address, including email address, to:

University City Public Library
6701 Delmar Blvd.
University City MO 63130

Membership Levels

  $20 - Senior Member (over 65)

  $30 - Individual Member

  $40 - Family Members

  $75 - Patron

  $125 - Business Member