All Dates and Times Subject to Change. Download the Calendar Here.


Women’s History Month Celebration

All Month: Celebrating Grace Norris Exhibit at Clark/Norris Museum – Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-5 p.m.

Saturday, March 4, 2023


Grand Re-Opening – All Museums

Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-5 p.m. 


Saturday, April 22, 2023


Museums Closed

Research Area Open 

Noon-5 p.m. at Newell/Bryant Museum


National Military Appreciation Month Begins

Monday, May 1, 2023


Civil War Movie at Princeton Public Library, Time TBD

Friday, May 5, 2023


National Military Appreciation Month Exhibit Opens

All Museums – Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-5 p.m.

Monday, May 8, 2023


World War I Movie at Princeton Public Library, Time TBD

Monday, May 15, 2023


World War II Movie at Princeton Public Library, Time TBD

Thursday, May 18, 2023


International Museum Day

Monday, May 22, 2023


Vietman Movie at Princeton Public Library, Time TBD

Monday, May 29, 2023


Memorial Day, Museums after Veterans event in Soldiers and Sailors Park until 2:00pm


Research room open on Tuesdays and Thursdays



Museums Open beginning July 1

Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-5 p.m. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2023


Independence Day, Museums Closed

Saturday, July 15, 2023


Gerald Savage “A Brief History of the Reintroduction of the Native Americans into Illinois”


Museums Open

Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-5 p.m. 

School Tours Resume

Clark/Norris Museum


Celebrating the Bureau County Fair

All Museums, Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-5 p.m. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023


Labor Day, Museums Closed

Tuesday, September 5, 2023


Homestead Festival Store Window

Saturday, September 9, 2023


Homestead Festival Parade


Museums Open

Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-5 p.m. 

Saturday, October 7, 2023


Cocktails, Conversations & Comedy

with Vicki Quade

Saturday, 6-9 p.m. at Clark-Norris Home

Monday, October 9, 2023


Columbus Day, Museums Closed

Monday, October 9, 2023


BCHS Founding Anniversary (112th Anniversary)


National History Month

All Museums, Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-5 p.m.

Thursday, November 16, 2023


BCHS Annual Meeting

Friday, November 10, 2023


Veteran’s Day

Monday, November 13, 2023


Cherry Mine Disaster Event (tentative)

Clark Norris Museum, TBD

Thursday, November 23, 2023


Thanksgiving Holiday

Museums Closed Thursday and Friday

Saturday, November 25, 2023


Museums Open 

Open Noon-5 p.m.

November 25-December 21, 2023


A Mouse in the House!

Clark Norris Museum, Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-5 p.m. 


Deck the House!

Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-5 p.m. 

Saturday, December 2, 2023 

BCHS Christmas Party

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Museums Close for Winter Break