Museum and Research Library Hours
Wednesday-Saturday 11:00 am- 5:00 pm
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
COLLECTING HISTORY TODAY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
The Bureau County Historical Society launched in January a living history project on the COVID-19 pandemic. Personal stories and reflections of members and friends of the Society are being collected which describe how they were, and still are, impacted by the pandemic in 2020-2021.
Are you willing to share your story? Send your submission to the BCHS where it will be assembled and archived to become a part of history for future generations. The BCHS is seeking perspectives from all ages: students, retirees, teachers, health-care workers, business owners, first responders and everyone in-between
Submissions are not limited in length and can be typed, neatly written, or sent in digital form. Subject matter can vary regarding personal reactions, day-to-day routines, and situations a person has and is being faced with during the pandemic. For more information, please contact David Gugerty, Curator, at the Bureau County Historical Society, 815-875-2184 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.