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Museum and Research Library Hours

Wednesday-Saturday 11:00 am- 5:00 pm

BCHS is closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday November 24-27, 2021

We will re-open for regular hours on December 1st

Please call or use contact us link to if you have a research request. Staff is available to assist you by phone, email, or zoom conference.

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.