Our Mission:


We strive to provide a new insight into the history of Boone County by providing modern exhibits, a sizable research room and a state of the art rental facility.


Our Mission

"The Mission of the Boone County Historical Society is to stimulate interest in Boone County history through education, research, and preservation of artifacts and archival material."

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Our Exhibits


By the end of 2019, our top priority is updating every exhibit in our museum to reflect a modern approach to exhibition design and visitor experience. Currently, we are in the final stages of recreating a 1950’s Diner, an Agricultural Interactive Room, and a 1920’s exhibit. Check out our newest displays by clicking below!


August 2017

This is an amazing collection, beautifully displayed, and there is lots to take in. One short visit was enough to convince me to come back and spend a lot more time. If you haven't visited this treasure in nearby Belvidere, it is a MUST SEE.

Kerry Knodle / President of Illinois Youth Coalition




Get Involved

We love our community and pride ourselves on creating a space where people can visit to learn, have fun, help each other out, and preserve our county’s history. Follow the links below to find out how you can get involved today!


Sign Up For an event

We are continuously holding fun events for both adults and children! Come join us for our next big lecture series or exhibit opening!

Volunteer opportunities

We would love to have you on our volunteer team! Whether you are a people person or interested in history, we have a spot for you in our museum.

Make a Donation

We rely on the generosity of the public to stay open and advance our mission. By donating to our museum, you are helping to keep the doors open and history alive.