November 20, 2020–
Pursuant to Illinois “Tier 3” COVID mitigation BCHS Museum is temporarily closed to visitors.
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.
109 Park Avenue W. Princeton, IL 61356
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
Click video link above to watch the 2020 BCHS annual meeting full video.
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.