Plan Your Visit


Let us help you plan the perfect visit to our museum by checking out our hours, easy directions and how long it will take you to go through the museum.

Who We Are


Started in 1936, our historical society has grown from a group of passionate volunteers collecting artifacts to a three story museum in the heart of Belvidere.

Upcoming Events


We are always looking forward to our next event! Find out more about our outstanding events and join us for a great time.

“This is an amazing collection, beautifully displayed, and there is a lot 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.”


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