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Monroe County History Center

  • 202 E. 6th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 332-2517
Located in the historic Carnegie Library Building, the Monroe County History Center is a dementia-friendly museum, genealogy and local history library, and gift store. The museum features a variety of exhibits and artifacts from Monroe County's past. Special exhibits rotate every few months. Library volunteers are on hand to help visitors with their family or local history research. The museum store is an excellent source of locally-made gifts.

Museum admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-17 and free for children under 6. 

Memory Walk

Memory Walks are a great way to share stories inspired by our exhibit galleries! These dementia-friendly Memory Walks highlight objects on display while our own stories of Monroe County. Memory Walks are a part of the Living with History program initiative in partnership with the Alzheimer's... Learn more

Monroe: a County of Cultures

The Monroe County History Center is excited to display close to forty objects on loan from the Evansville Museum of Art, History, and Science. Representing centuries and communities from all over the globe, Monroe: a County of Cultures aims to show how organizations, institutions, and other... Learn more

See Her Run: Monroe County Women in Politics

The Monroe County History Center commemorated the Women’s Suffrage Centennial in 2020 with a year-long exhibit highlighting the activities and contributions of local Monroe County women for local, state, and federal suffrage. As we turn the page to a new year, we want to continue to focus on the... Learn more

Connect and Cook: Chinese Dumplings

Connect with new friends of all ages as we learn to make Chinese dumplings! We’ll explore the history and culture of these traditional treats as we enjoy the fruits (or dumplings) of our efforts together. All ages are welcome. Free event but registration required for workshop supplies. ... Learn more