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The Boone County Historical Museum is a hidden gem in Belvidere, Illinois. The museum features artifacts dating back to the early 1800s; exhibits and displays within the museum bring the history of Boone County to life! Historic vehicles, farm implements, military artifacts, are just a few things you will see within the Boone County Historical Museum. The museum even houses an entire mid 19th century log cabin!


  • Grand Gallery- Space available for rentals and rotating exhibits.
  • Duxtad Cabin- Historic log cabin located inside BCHM.
  • Model T- Fully restored!
  • Transportation Gallery- A hand-carved hearse, horse-drawn carriage, and the first car off of the Belvidere Chrysler Plant assembly line!
  • Kirkland Bank- A reproduction of a historic local bank.
  • A chapel composed of furniture and artifacts from local churches.
  • A life-size reproduction of a local General Store.
  • Exhibits feature the history of industry in Belvidere: The National Sewing Machine Company.