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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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2018 Calendar: Early Belleville Schools

Available for just $10, the 2018 calendar features vintage photographs and brief histories of Belleville's early schools – some of which still stand today. Proceeds help us save and share more of Belleville's history.

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Spring Walking Tours
Saturdays, May 5 & June 9, 10 am

Belleville Museum Open House Day
Saturday, June 2 10am - 3pm