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.

Mount Auburn Cemetery Walk Postponed!

Due to Greenville’s overnight rain and the morning forecast of even more rain, our Cemetery Walk for Tuesday evening, July 26, has been postponed. We’ll let you know the rescheduled date as soon as we have one!

We Are Upgrading Our Voice Mail, Please Be Patient

We do apologize, but we are currently upgrading our telephone and voice mail services. 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!


2022 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 June 24, 2022]


We’re Open in 2022

Welcome back to our society’s new home, the Bond County Museum, for the 2022-2023 Season. Come visit us for a self-guided tour - Saturdays 10am-noon & Sundays 2-4pm. Plus, enter our “Hidden In Plain Sight” Turrets Identification Contest! 1 of 3 Prizes Remains! 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

FamilySearch.org Ambassadors

Bond County Genealogical Society and Bond County Historical Society had an informative meeting April 25, 2022 with Ellen and Greg Thorson presenting the basics of FamilySearch.org! Even with our decades of experience, we learned something new and are excited to begin using even more of the “Free Forever” website’s features and searches. Visit bondcogen.org for the PowerPoint presentation and a separate PDF handout of the FamilySearch.org Articles/Searches with a Bond County Focus, i.e. the links provided at the end of the PPT.


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 Saturday May 7, 2022: special extended hours TBA
  • Saturdays: 10am-noon (January—December)
  • Sundays: 2pm-4pm (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. Admission by donation. Click Here to visit museum info page.

e-Newsletter

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


Officers

Cary Holman
President

Jim Schutte
Vice-President

Jane Hopkins
Secretary

John S. Coleman
Treasurer

Kevin Kaegy
Historian



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

Past Annual Meetings Poster Collage