About

The Meredith Home (built in 1931 as Hotel Belleville) stands just south of the fountain on Belleville’s square. It is among the historic buildings and storefronts that contribute distinctive charm to Belleville’s downtown business district.
Learn more about the Meredith Home »

In March, 2010, a small group of local residents with a passion for preserving Belleville’s rich history decided to form the Belleville Historical Society. Our goal is to acquire artifacts, documents, and real properties significant to the development of city of Belleville and promote an appreciation of its heritage. In essence, we wish to play a role in preserving Belleville’s history for the future.

You may contact the Belleville Historical Society at bellevillehistoricalsociety@gmail.com or 618-531-7753.

Board of Trustees
Larry Betz, President
David Cox, Vice President & Legal Advisor
August (Gus) Werner III, Treasurer
Debbie Gain, Secretary
Roger Agne, Trustee
Jane Bonaldi, Trustee
David Brasswell, Trustee
Joan Braswell, Trustee
Amanda Gain, Trustee
Jason Keck, Trustee
Linda Weisenstien, Trustee

Advisory Board
Judy Belleville, Museum Advisor
Bob Brunkow, Historian
Andy Gaa, High School Liaison
Ryan Kozsdiy, Public Relations
Chuck Moffat, Archeologist
Barry Moon, Procurement Officer
Rick Ortiz, Marketing

In Memory and Appreciation of Douglas Gain

It is with great sorrow that we learned of the untimely death of Doug Gain on March 30, 2014, at age 55. Doug was a founding member of the Belleville Historical Society and had served as its treasurer, accountant, bookkeeper, and official auctioneer since its inception. He was the owner of Capital Gain Tax & Bookkeeping of Belleville, active in a number of civic organizations, and an avid collector of Belleville memorabilia. His wife, Debbie, has donated much of Doug’s collection of Belleville memorabilia to the historical society, for which we are very grateful. Our thoughts are with Debbie and their adult children, Amanda and Adam. Doug will be greatly missed.

Doug Gain

Doug Gain as our auctioneer at the 2012 Plein Air Art Auction.