The extensive historic collection, housed in an 1837 German street house, focuses on the stove, agricultural, stencil, cigar, glass making and manufacturing industries of the 20th century, including an 1895 Harrison Steam Engine. Open Saturday, 10am – 2pm and by appointment.
Enjoy concerts throughout the year from the nation’s second oldest continuously performing symphony orchestra (since 1867). Also enjoy the Belleville Philharmonic Chorale and Youth Orchestra.
An actual 35.25 ft. long steel column, weighing 7,100 lbs. from one of the fallen World Trade Center towers is a signature feature of the memorial. A timeline tells of the events of 9/11 including the Twin Towers, Pentagon and Flight 93.
The 6.9 mile trail cuts across east Belleville connecting the Swansea and Memorial Hospital MetroLink stations with Southwestern Illinois College. Bridges offer trail users safe access across Richland Creek and the railroad tracks.