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Bureau County Historical Society Museum

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Interesting Collection Housed in Two Large Homes

The Homes are side by side, just a short walk around the corner from the downtown shops and... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
sybil k
Moline, Illinois
Part of a great trip through historic Princeton

The Historical society museum is in a gorgeous old home and filled with wonderful fascinating... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Nancy G
Princeton, Illinois
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

The Homes are side by side, just a short walk around the corner from the downtown shops and restaurants, to the west of "The Circle". A $5 requested donation gets you a tour and lots of info regarding the homes themselves, plus several interesting collections...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank sybil k
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Historical society museum is in a gorgeous old home and filled with wonderful fascinating memorabilia from another era. It is a delight for young and old. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is fabulous not-for-profit county museum. There Civil War artifacts, a 20,000+ local photo collection as well as a great Native American treasure trove. Well worth a detour.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank iilquad
Reviewed 29 July 2015

What a wonderful museum for Bureau County. Clean, professional and true. Pam does a great job and the Board or Directors are top notch. Good Job to everyone.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

The museum is situated in a home built in the mid-nineteenth century and donated for the purpose of housing a variety of historical collections, There are three buildings full of artifacts ranging from agricultural tools to clothing, weapons, geneaology records and a vast collection of...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Barb P
Reviewed 27 September 2014

The quantity and quality of exhibits are quite large for a county level museum thanks to the forward looking founders of Princeton. Museum takes up two large old homes in the middle of town. Extensive genealogy research material also available. Took a tour with the...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Scott W
Reviewed 4 August 2014

My trip to Princeton was a genealogy quest for information on my GG and GGG grandparents. Ladies at the Historical Society Museum were most helpful and found glass negatives from the H.W. Immke collection of my GG aunt, and children taken in 1876 and 1880....More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank LoneTraveller56
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We didn't have family to research in Bureau County but as genealogists stopped by just to check out what they offered. Friendly staff spent about a half hour with us--even though they weren't actually open that day! Spacious research facilities.

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank mwilson25
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Visited on a field trip with a grade school class. Very nice museum for a small town. The guides were very informative and knowledgeable about the displays. Well worth the visit, especially if you or your ancestors were from the area.

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank Diane D
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