405 Main Street
Belleville, MI 48111
Director : Katie Dallos
1860 Wayne County Map
January 2019 – Closed for Cleaning
February and March
Wednesday through Saturday: 12pm-4pm
April – August
Monday, Wednesday through Friday: 12pm-4pm.
September – mid November
Tuesdays 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday through Saturday – 12pm-4pm
November – December
Free Admission ($5.00 suggested Donation)
Archives by appointment call: 734-697-1944
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Water Under the Bridge:
A History of Van Buren Township
Museum Fee Schedule 2019
Museum Fee Schedule 2020
The Belleville Area Museum first opened at Old Quirk School in 1989, featuring small-scale replicas of historical buildings which once stood in Belleville, Sumpter, and Van Buren Townships. With visitors regularly promenading its “Main Street”, the Museum became a popular attraction.
In 1995, with Quirk School slated for demolition, Van Buren Township offered the use of its Old Township Hall on Belleville’s Main Street as the new site of the Museum. The Old Township Hall was constructed in 1875 and is a State of Michigan Registered Historic Site.
Van Buren Township undertook a major restoration of the Old Town Hall and in cooperation with the City of Belleville agreed to an arrangement to jointly fund the Museum program.
The Belleville Area Museum preserves and promotes the history of the community through the preservation and exhibit of historical artifacts and the presentation of historical programs and events.