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Museum and Research Library Hours

The museums are closed for Winter Break until Saturday, March 4, 2023. The business offices are open Tuesday through Friday, Noon through 5:00pm.

Reservations for tours are preferred. Tours will resume on Saturday, March 4, 2023. To make your reservation, please call us at 815.875.2184.

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Business office Hours: Tuesday through Friday-Noon through 5:00pm

The Bureau County Historical Society operates two museum buildings and a research library. Available Resources include:
Birth, wedding, anniversary files, family histories, military histories of Bureau County residents, local history books
The  H.W. Immke Photography Collection 1868-1923
Bill Lamb Collection 1937-2013


We also have a gift shop featuring local history books and memorabilia related to Princeton, Illinois. 

Please use the Contact BCHS tab to request more information about tours or research.