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Clayton History Center

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Location: The Heritage Center at the Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Ave

The Clayton History Center is currently under construction at The Center of Clayton and is expected to reopen in summer of 2020. Please check back for office hours and more details.

Inherent in CCF-History's mission is our commitment to enhance the understanding of Clayton's past by making it accessible to everyone in the Clayton community, and greater St. Louis area.  The Clayton History Center, located in the Center of Clayton, houses our collection. Items may be viewed by appointment with the assistance of our Archivist.  The collection is available for research opportunities, or anyone with a passing interest in Clayton's history. 

To inquire about making an appointment to view an item in the collection, please contact Sarah Armstrong-Crumb at 314-290-8598 ext. 8733 or

Current Exhibit: Coming spring 2020!

The Clayton Heritage Center is also home to once yearly exhibits, organized and executed by CCF-History committee members.  Displayed in the cases outside the Heritage Center, the exhibits focus on a range of topics specific to Clayton and feature items from the collection. Exhibits will return in 2020.

Heritage Center


Clayton Community Foundation

10 N. Bemiston Ave, Clayton, MO 63105


Alex C. Elmestad
(314) 290-8553