The city of St. Robert is celebrating its 65th anniversary Tuesday. The city is inviting the public to stop in at the Municipal Center to help celebrate.

The city of St. Robert is celebrating its 65th anniversary Tuesday. The city is inviting the public to stop in at the Municipal Center to help celebrate.

According to invitation sent to the Daily Guide requesting we publicize the event, it will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The invitation says there will be cake and punch in honor of the anniversary.

St. Robert is a young city with it's roots beginning in World War II, after Fort Leonard Wood was built. The community grew up around St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church and takes its name from the Church.

The first board of trustees government for the village of St. Robert was formed in 1951. There were several "founding" families that helped St. Robert to take shape, including the Lynch, Mooney, and Casier families, according to the city.

St. Robert became a fourth class city in 1954 after its citizens voted to become one. St. Robert has always experienced growth spurts and looks different today, than it did in the beginning. Many new businesses have moved into the city since its founding and more happen all the time.

The city has a museum of its history in the Municipal Center, open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone interested in taking a look at the things that have shaped the city and perusing its history.

 

Event details

Location: St. Robert Municipal Center is located at 194 Eastlawn Ave. Suite A.

Date: Oct. 18, 2016

Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.