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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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2019 Calendar: Shopping Small on Main Street

Available for just $10, the 2019 calendar features vintage photographs and brief histories of Belleville's Main Street businesses – some of which are still open today. Proceeds help us save and share more of Belleville's history.

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Fall Walking Tours
Historic Downtown Belleville: Sept. 7
Hexenbuckel Historic District: Sept. 14

Plein Air Art Sale
Saturday, Sept. 21 1 p.m.

Midcentury Modern House Tour
Saturday, Oct. 27 1-5 p.m.
Details coming soon.

Trivia Night
Saturday, Nov. 9 7 p.m.
Details coming soon.