Belleville, which translates to 'beautiful city', is also the county seat of the well-populated St. Clair County. So it makes perfect sense for the St. Clair Historical Society to make its home here. The organization bought the Victorian home in 1963, and since 1968 has operated it as a museum. It is mostly decorated with 19th-century artifacts and furnishings. Among one of the things you'll see is a balcony where Abraham Lincoln stood in 1856. This year (2014) is the city's bi-centennial. Plenty of things are going to be celebrated here, and they have been already.
The cake, decorated by Paul LeFlam, I believe is supposed to focus on quilts.
|Right side of the cake|
St. Clair Historical Society's Official website
701 E. Washington St., BELLEVILLE, IL, 62220
Cake artist: Paul LaFlam
UPDATE (8/24/2016): The cake is still there.