2011 Benefit Auction

The Belleville Historical Society plans to convert the historic Garfield Building into a museum of Belleville brewing and saloon history.

The Historical Society benefit auction will raise funds to renovate the Garfield Building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

UPDATED May 21 at 8a.m.:
The auction is on! We’ll see you at 10:00 a.m.!

The Belleville Historical Society is holding an auction on Saturday, May 21 to help fund the Society’s purchase and restoration of the Garfield Building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Auction Details
Saturday, May 21 | 10 am
Union School parking lot
20 S. 27th Street | Belleville, Illinois 62226
(intersection of West Main and S. 27th Streets)
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The Garfield Building will provide the Historical Society with administrative space and also house a museum highlighting Belleville’s brewing history, particularly as related to the Stag Brewery, Peerless Brewery and Belleville’s historic neighborhood saloons. The Society is also soliciting donations of antiques and other worthy items for this event.

Donation Information

If you would like to donate items for the auction, please please contact Larry Betz at 618-531-7753, or Doug Gain at 618-397-5500 or 618-406-0489, to arrange a pick-up.

The Belleville Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.