Bond County Historical Society

Preserving the history of Bond County, Illinois and its communities

Townships:  Shoal Creek - LaGrange - Mulberry Grove - Old Ripley - Central - Pleasant Mound - Burgess - Mills - Tamalco.          Communities:  Ayers - Beaver Creek - Donnellson - Dudleyville - Durley - Elm Point - Greenville - Hamburg - Hookdale - Keyesport - Millersburg - Mulberry Grove - Newport - Old Ripley - Panama - Pierron - Pocahontas - Reno - Smithboro - Sorento - Stubblefield - Tamalco - Wisetown - Woburn.

Our Museum’s Phone Number Has Changed

After a transition period without a voice mail service, we are ready to announce our NEW PHONE NUMBER is 618-690-0469. Leave us a voicemail message to schedule a guided group tour, a tour outside regular museum hours, or to get in touch with our society board for any reason. If you are unable to connect with us via phone, please send an email or a message to our Facebook page. We miss you, and Thank you!

video thumbnails of large house, farmland, early automobile, and older men and women standing with memorial markers

“Bond County History Remembered: Video Legacies”
is Bond County Historical Society’s new oral history series

Check out the newest video releases in our YouTube Channel and on our Video Legacies webpage.

2023 Upcoming Events

Bond County Historical Society is planning a full year of Activities, Speakers, Tours, and Events! View the current schedule and check back often for more dates & more details. [Last Updated February 23, 2023]

We’re Open in 2023

Welcome back to our society’s new home, the Bond County Museum, for the 2022-2023 Season. Come visit us for a free, self-guided tour - Saturdays 10am-noon (& Sundays 1-3pm June, July, August only). Watch our Facebook Page and local media for more information on special events!

victorian mansion in background, museum sign in foreground, text overly with address and hours of museum

Financial Gifts Sought to Support New Bond County Museum

Help BCHS open the new Bond County Museum with your financial gift

Bond County Historical Society needs your help to raise funds to complete Phase 2 necessary renovations and improvements to the historic U.S. DeMoulin Mansion, which opened to the public May 15, 2021 as Bond County Museum! Please consider a donation to help us reach our goal! As BCHS is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, your contribution may be tax deductible.

Press Release: (October 2018) Historic Greenville Home Donated to Bond County Historical Society

Bond County, Illinois, USA

Bond County current shape

Bond County Museum in Greenville, Illinois   -   Home of the Bond County Historical Society

Bond County Museum in three story turreted victorian mansion

Bond County Museum Hours!

  • Greenville Museum Day 1st Saturday of June: special extended hours and exhibits/presentors
  • Saturdays: 10am-noon (January—December)
  • Sundays: 1pm-3pm (June—August)

Plus special occasions to be announced. Groups welcome. The museum will open for special tours, please call or email to arrange. Check dates the museum facility is Currently Reserved. Free admission. Donations accepted. Click Here to visit museum info page.


Now you can enjoy reading the semi-annual Bond County Genealogical Society e-Newsletter, published jointly with Bond County Historical Society since 2014!

New issues each January and July.


Cary Holman

Jim Schutte

Jane Hopkins

John S. Coleman

Kevin Kaegy

Apply for or Renew Membership here using our downloadable form:

The PDF is “interactive” so you can fill, print, save, & email this PDF.

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Past Posters Collage - Each October, BCHS hosts our Annual Dinner Meeting Plus Program & Elections

Past Annual Meetings Poster Collage