Permanent exhibits include Native American artifacts, Lincoln and Civil War room, Bureau County Military History and Veterans displays, Cherry Mine Disaster, and historic home furnishings.
The Historical Society Research Library is located in the Newell-Bryant House. References include countywide: towns, churches, schools, cemeteries, civil war, coal mining, railroads, and many other topics. Library had copy machine and scanning services available. You may send correspondence requests through the CONTACT BCHS tab.