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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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Old Hotel Belleville in Danger

A product of Belleville's perseverance during the Great Depression, and one of the City's few remaining examples of Art-Deco architecture, the Old Hotel Belleville (most recently known as the Meredith Home) stands just south of the square in downtown Belleville. If a developer is not found before May 2014, the building is in serious danger of being demolished .
Help us save the Meredith Home »

Upcoming Events

2014 is Belleville's Bicentennial Year!
Learn about Belleville 200 events »

Next Meeting
April 22, 2014

Belleville Walking Tours
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