Past Events

The Belleville Historical Society has organized many events since its founding in 2010 to raise funds for historical preservation projects and provide supporters opportunities to directly participate in preservation efforts. Please visit our Events page for information upcoming events.

2016 Events

Trivia Night | Saturday, March 21, Doors 6 p.m. / Trivia 7 p.m.

Join us at St. Luke’s Parish Hall in Belleville for trivia, a silent auction, and raffle to benefit the Belleville Historical Society.
Trivia Night details »

Belleville Museum Day | Saturday, June 4, 10am – 3pm

Join the Belleville Historical Society at the Historic Ebeling-Maurer House for “Civil War and After.” This museum day will include an archeological dig, walking tours, period music, period demonstrations and more. Additional museums across Belleville will also be open with displays and presentations about Belleville’s history, with a focus on the Civil War.
Museum Day details »

Summer Speaker Series | Third Tuesday of each Month, 6-7:30pm

Join the Belleville Historical Society as we partner with the Southwestern Illinois College Programs and Services for Older Persons (PSOP) for the inaugural season of their summer speaker series. Free and open to the public.
PSOP Summer Speaker Series details »

“Paint Historic Belleville” Plein Air Art Auction | Saturday, September 17, 2016

Join us for our annual fundraiser! You’ll have the opportunity to buy original artwork by some of the most renowned plein air artists in the region. Each artist will paint a different historic site in Belleville.
Plein Air Auction details »

“A Sunday in September” Mid-century Modern Concert | Sunday, September 18, 2pm

The Belleville Historical Society welcomes you into a Mid-century Modern home designed by architect Charles E. King to enjoy period music and help us raise funds to restore the home and open it to the public.
Concert details »

Walking Tours | Select Saturdays in September and October, 10am

Take a trip back in time with tours of Downtown Belleville and the Historic Village of West Belleville.
Belleville Walking Tour details »

Walk of Fame 2016 Induction Ceremony | Saturday, October 1, 10am

Meet us at the Belleville Square to celebrate the 2016 inductees into the Belleville Walk of Fame.
Walk of Fame ceremony details »

Belleville Museum Open House Day | Saturday, October 1, 10am – 3pm

Join the Belleville Historical Society and other Belleville museums and societies as we celebrate the role of women in Belleville’s history.
Museum Day details »

1950s Holiday Party | Saturday, December 3, 7 p.m.

Join us for a 1950s-style holiday party to benefit the continued restoration of a Mid-Century Modern Architecture Museum in Belleville.
Holiday party details »

2015 Events

Belleville Museum Day | Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join the Belleville Historical Society at the Historic Ebeling-Maurer House for walking tours, presentations, music, and more. Museums across Belleville will be open with displays and presentations about Belleville’s history, with a focus on the Latin Farmers of St. Clair County.
Museum Day details »

Belleville Museum Day | Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join the Belleville Historical Society at the Historic Ebeling-Mauer House for artifacts from Belleville’s brewing history, live period music, food and more. Museums across Belleville will be open with displays and presentations about Belleville’s history.
Museum Day details »

 “Paint Historic Belleville” Plein Air Art Auction | Saturday, September 19

Join us for our annual fundraiser! You’ll have the opportunity to buy original artwork by some of the most renowned plein air artists in the region. Each artist will paint a different historic site in Belleville.
Plein Air Art Auction Details »

2014 Events

Belleville Bicentennial

In 2014, Belleville celebrates its 200th birthday! Throughout the year, the Historical Society will be involved in events to celebrate and promote Belleville history.
Learn about Bicentennial events »

Old Belleville Street Fair & House Tour | June 7, 2014

Join us for a celebration of Belleville’s unique history! Part of Belleville’s bicentennial celebration, the fair will include period demonstrations and reenactments from a glass glazer, pretzel maker, beer brewer and more; an old “cow walk”; walking tours; home tours and much, much more!
Street fair details »

Plein Air Art Auction | September 20, 2014

The 2014 “Paint Historic Belleville” Plein Air Art Auction will be held on the Square in conjunction with Belleville’s Bicentennial Oktoberfest Celebration. Artists will set up their easels at 12 sites in and near downtown Belleville, with an auction of paintings at 1 p.m.
2014 Plein Air Art Auction »

Walking Tours | Select Saturdays, May through November

Take a trip back in time with tours of Downtown Belleville and the Historic Village of West Belleville.
Belleville Walking Tour details »

Charles E. King House Tour | October 19, 2014

The Belleville Historical Society’s second Charles E. King House Tour will feature seven homes by this architect who is gaining a reputation as one of the most significant Mid-Century Modern architects in the St. Louis region.
Charles E. King House Tour details »

Walk of Fame Dedication | October 25, 2014

The Belleville Walk of Fame honors people who have made a significant contribution to Belleville’s history or renown. The First Class will be dedicated in the fall of 2014.
Walk of Fame Dedication details »

Trivia Night | November 8, 2014

Have some fun for a good cause! Join us at St. Luke’s Parish Hall for a Trivia Night to support preservation efforts of the Belleville Historical Society.
Trivia Night details »

Charles E. King Architectural Exhibit | Open through December 31, 2014

The Charles E. King Architectural Exhibit is currently on display at the Landmarks Association of St. Louis. We invite all to visit the exhibit, which is free and open to the public.
Exhibit details »

2013 Events

Trivia Night | Saturday, October 26, Doors 6 p.m. / Trivia 7 p.m.

Cash prizes to top three teams, attendance prizes, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, mulligans and more. Join us at the Shiloh Eagles Hall for our Third Annual Trivia Night!
Trivia Night details »

“Paint Historic Belleville” Plein Air Art Auction and Fair | Saturday, September 21, 2013

Some of Belleville’s most beloved historical sites will be painted by renowned artists from the area, and their works will be auctioned to benefit preservation efforts by the Historical Society.
2013 Plein Air Art Auction »

Charles E. King Architecture Exhibit | May 3 – 31, 2013 | Opening Reception May 3

An exhibit celebrating the Belleville works of Mid-Century Modern architect Charles E. King will be on display at the Governor French Academy Art Gallery.
Exhibit information »

Charles E. King House Tour | Saturday, May 11, 2013 1-5 p.m.

The tour features homes in Belleville designed by Mid-Century Modern architect Charles E. King.
Charles E. King House Tour details »

2012 Events

Charles E. King Exhibit | Sunday, November 4, 2012, 2 – 4 p.m.

View and celebrate the Belleville works of Midcentury-Modern architect Charles E. King. The exhibit is at the Alan J. Dixon Student Center on the campus of Lindenwood University-Belleville. King Exhibit information »

Trivia Night | Saturday, November 3, 2012, Doors 6 p.m. / Trivia 7 p.m.

Cash prizes to top three teams, attendance prizes, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, mulligans and more. Join us at the Shiloh Eagles Hall for our Second Annual Trivia Night! Trivia Night details »

Plein Air Art Auction | Saturday, September 15, 2012, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Twelve local artists will paint at historic sites throughout Belleville, with all paintings available for sale at an auction to benefit the Historical Society. 2012 Plein Air Art Auction schedule, map, artists and more »

Maurer House Work Days | Saturday, May 12, 2012, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Help us restore the Maurer House at 1106 West Main Street in Belleville!

2012 High School Photography Contest Winners

Winners of the annual contest were announced at an awards ceremony on May 6th in Belleville. Photography contest winners »

2012 General Membership Meeting | Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 6 p.m.

The 2012 General Membership meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7th at Fletcher’s Kitchen & Tap at 6101 West Main Street in Belleville. Meeting information »

2011 Events

Haunted Belleville Tour | October 28 and 29, 2011

Tour Belleville’s most famous hauntings from the comfort of a chauffeured trolley. Haunted Belleville Tour details »

Trivia Night | October 1, 2011

Join us for a night of trivia and fun at the Belleville East Cafeteria. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams! Trivia Night information »

Belleville Historical Society Benefit Auction | Saturday, May 21, 2011, 10 a.m.

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