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. 

Fashion in the Factory: Women at Work During World War II

While women took blue collar jobs during World War II, their uniforms began to reflect a feminine presence in a male-dominated environment. On loan from Indiana University’s Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection, a jumpsuit worn by a worker in Evansville, Indiana, will be on display, as well... Learn more

Women of RCA

With the onset of World War II, the traditional social roles for men and women of Monroe County shifted dramatically. With a large number of men overseas, women had to take up both roles. The new exhibition 'Women of RCA' shows how women contributed to the war effort, took care of their families,... Learn more

An Evening of Poetry

An evening of poetry - featuring Indiana Poet Laureate, Adrian Matejka & showcasing local poets. Learn more

Pop-Up Preview of the MCHC Garage Sale

Join us for a boutique experience of the annual Garage Sale! Explore this spring-inspired afternoon before the sale in June. All proceeds of the pop-up preview and annual Garage Sale support the preservation of collections, programs, and exhibits at the Monroe County History Center. Learn more