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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. It strives to acquire, manage and preserve artifacts, documents and real property significant to Belleville and encourage preservation of the city's culture, history and architecture.

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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2016 Calendar: Historic Belleville Saloons

Available for just $10, the 2016 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:
Select Saturdays September - November

Monthly Meetings:
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