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. 

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Memory Walk

Online – Registration Required Our 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. For the health and safety of all participants,... Learn more

PuzzleFest 2021

Have you developed a craving for puzzles or honed your puzzle-solving skills over the past few months? Then we have the event for you! Join us for a very special edition of our annual Monroe County Puzzlefest event on January 30th. Due to the risk of COVID-19 we have strived to come up with a... Learn more