Community Interest

Link to New Melle History Presentation

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, Ruth Busdieker with the Boone Duden Historical Society (BDHS) gave a presentation to the Wentzville Historical Society on the History of New Melle.

The presentation centered around a slide show that included photos and maps of early New Melle, and information on some of the buildings and organizations in town. The link that follows is to the presentation from the BDHS website, Ruth is planning to offer the entire presentation in late summer/early fall 2022 somewhere in New Melle. Time and location TBD. In the meantime, enjoy the slide show.

The BDHS maintains archives in New Melle in the Kamphoefner House, 3656 Mill Street. The museum is open on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 12:30 to 4 p.m. (except April 24th because of the special meeting and presentation in Marthasville, "Two Hundred years of Notorious Crimes in the Show-Me State". Click here for more info.) The BDHS museum contains a wealth of local historical information, artifacts and photos. If you have photos or additional information to add to the presentation, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..