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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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"Paint Historic Belleville" Plein Air Art Sale
Saturday, September 15, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tag Sale: Find bargains on vintage & retro items
Saturday, September 15, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Belleville Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m.

Fall Walking Tours
Saturdays, October 6 & 13, 10 am