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. 

Breaking the Color Barrier: Bloomington's Firsts Exhibit

The Monroe County History Center's new exhibit "Breaking the Color Barrier: Bloomington’s Firsts" celebrates the triumphs of Bloomington’s African American citizens and the vast accomplishments achieved throughout the county’s two hundred years. The exhibit runs until October 12, 2018 and is open... Learn more

Sundaes on Saturday!

Join us at the Monroe County History Center for ice cream and games on the lawn! We will be honoring special donors with new bricks in our pathway. While you enjoy your ice cream, be sure to stop in and check out our exhibits on the museum’s second floor to learn about Monroe County’s rich... Learn more

Teachers' Night Out

Start off the 2018-2019 school year right with the Monroe County History Center! MoCo teachers are welcome to join us for an exclusive after-hours event to explore our exhibits and view our fieldtrip & workshop offerings. Relax with a glass of wine and light refreshments while you connect... Learn more

MCHC Solar Celebration

We are going green! As a part of Clean Up the World Weekend, we are celebrating our new solar roof. All day at the museum we will have solar activities and s’mores as we watch our solar energy usage go up! Learn more