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Museum and Research Library Hours

Museum Hours: Wednesday through Saturday-Noon through 5:00pm

Reservations for tours are preferred. Last tour of any weekday starts at 4:00pm. Friday and Saturday tours are at 1:00pm and 3:00pm and start at the Newell/Bryant Museum, located at 634 South Pleasant Street. Please call 815.875.2184 or use Contact BCHS link for a private tour or research request. Staff is also available to assist you by phone or email. For information on research, click here.

BCHS Wishlist, click here.

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.