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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 and share Belleville's story.

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2020 calendars now available!

Available for just $10, the 2020 calendar features vintage photographs and brief histories of Belleville's small businesses – some of which are still open today.

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