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The Belleville Historical Society

Belleville, Illinois ~ Founded 1814

The mission of the Belleville Historical Society is to promote awareness and appreciation of the history, customs, artifacts, architecture and people of the city of Belleville, Illinois.

Membership & Donations

Interested in becoming a member or donating an item of historical significance? Your contributions will help us preserve Belleville's history.

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2017 Calendar: Historic Belleville Saloons

Available for just $10, the 2017 calendar features vintage photographs and brief histories of a once common institution in Belleville. Proceeds help us save and share more of Belleville's history.

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Historic Belleville Walking Tours
Tours are held select Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Downtown Belleville: 9/30 and 10/14
Historic West Belleville: 9/9 and 10/7

Plein Air Art Painting and Auction
Saturday, Sept. 16