Monroe County History Center

  • 202 E. 6th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 332-2517

Explore three galleries, a genealogy library and a museum store featuring many items related to Monroe County and Indiana heritage. Learn about Bloomington's limestone heritage and other early industries or explore a one-room schoolhouse and pioneer cabin. Changing exhibits and special programs run throughout the year.

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

5 Villes and a Burg

2018 marks the bicentennial of Monroe County. Join us at the Monroe County History Center for our new exhibit which tells the stories of how six communities outside Bloomington helped build the county into what it is today. The History Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00... Learn more

Communities Come Together: Quilting with a Purpose

For hundreds of years, Monroe County quilters have produced quilts for functional and decorative purposes. Schools, churches and other community groups have used them to raise funds or to commemorate important events. This exhibition uncovers quilts made with love and put together for a cause,... Learn more

Electing Women in Bloomington and Monroe County 1920-2000

Join us for a talk about the women who have run for office in Monroe County. Glenda Murray will be here to discuss the history of these courageous women. Learn more