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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. Register to join the Memory Walk at monroehistory.org/livingwithhistory/. Memory Walks are a part... Learn more

An Eye Towards Nature: Photography by Dr. Robert Wrenn

A dedicated photographer for over forty years, Dr. Robert Wrenn captures beautiful landscapes, star trails, and wildlife in his latest exhibition at the History Center. Twenty photographs of Monroe County and the surrounding region give a glimpse in to nature just a short drive away. Learn more

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

Bloomington Day of the Dead Community Altar

Add gifts to a community altar in honor of passed loved ones. These gifts may include small offerings of items they would have enjoyed in their lifetime. The altar is built upon offerings of the past and grows with each year. The altar is free and open to the public in the Deckard Education... Learn more

MCHC Holiday Sale Fundraiser

  • November 6, 2021
  • (812) 332-2517

The largest garage sale in Monroe County opens for a bonus holiday sale! From antiques and household items to holiday decorations and gifts, the warehouse on Profile Parkway is filled with treasures waiting for you. Members of the History Center can access the sale early! Become a member by... Learn more

A Soulful Thanksgiving

November 13, 7:30 pm & November 14, 3:00 pm Tickets: https://bit.ly/SoulfulThanksgiving Resilience Productions Presents: A Soulful Thanksgiving Written by Dr. Gladys DeVane and Directed by Danielle Bruce Gather 'round the table to hear the stories behind the food... Learn more