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. 

WE PAINT...the Bicentennial!!

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until February 18, 2017

The Bloomington Watercolor Society (BWS) hosts its 11th anniversary membership show December 9 to February 19 at the Monroe County History Center in Bloomington. The show, entitled, "We Paint ...the Bicentennial!" after the moniker BWS uses for its organized painting activities and programs,... Learn more

New Exhibits: Spotlight on Local History

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until February 25, 2017
  • (812) 332-2517

What We Wore: 20th Century Fashion Fashion in the 20th century saw more change and innovation than any other century. Take a walk down memory lane in What We Wore, an exhibit about 20th Century fashion featuring clothing, accessories, and photographs from the Monroe County History Center... Learn more