Museum opening hours: Closed during COVID-19.

McCluer High School Campus

1896 South New Florissant Road, Florissant, MO 63031

About Us

Florissant Valley Historical Society

About Us


The Florissant Valley Historical Society was founded in 1958 and is housed in the historic Taille de Noyer house located on the campus of McCluer High School in Florissant, Missouri.

In 1960 when the property was acquired by the Ferguson-Florissant School District for the expansion of McCluer High School, the Florissant Historical Society arranged for preservation of the historic home and raised funds to move the structure 200 yards to a new location.

Members of the Historical Society, enraptured by the beauty and rich lore about the house, began restoration with limited funds and donations of time and materials from labor groups, civic organizations, local business interests as well as school children.

Two bedrooms upstairs and two rooms in the newer wing downstairs were opened to the public in December, 1965. A year later two additional bedrooms and a nursery were restored and furnished. A museum and country store were established in the basement where rough-hewn original logs are visible to visitors.

Would You Like to Help?

Restoring a historic building is a continuous and never-ending project but it is our passion and the worthiest of projects. Our desire is to preserve elegant Taille de Noyer along with all the memories and treasures it contains for generations to come. Would you like to help us?

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Board of Directors

Joe McDavid, President
Mary Kay Gladbach, Secretary
Margaret Connors
Vicky Egan
Dorothy Ernst
Jean Hilmer

Advisory Board

Pat Blaisdell
Mary Gettemeier
Sharon Gettemeier
Danyela Harting
Betty Hegedus
Connie Kraus
June Shurtz
Jim Weaver

The Advisory Board meets four times a year and helps with the planning of events and the care of Taille de Noyer. If you are interested in joining the Advisory Board please call Mary Kay Gladbach (314) 409-9478 or Joe McDavid (314) 307-7222.