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. 

Dot and Eugene: An Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Dr. Matthew A. Parmenter

  • April 7, 2017 - July 14, 2017
  • (812) 332-2517

Beginning April 7th thru July 14th, enjoy the beautiful classic oil paintings of Dr. Matthew A. Parmenter. It's an Indiana staple. Learn more

History Book Club

  • Recurring monthly on the last Saturday until December 30, 2017
  • (812) 332-2517

Read the book listed for your month(s) of choice and visit the Monroe History Center on the last Saturday of every month to discuss its content. Learn more

Saving Grandma's Attic

  • May 23, 2017 - December 31, 2017
  • (812) 332-2517

Do you want to know more about museum conservation? Do you have questions about family heirlooms and how to take care of them? Visit the Saving Grandma's Attic exhibit to learn more and find resources to help you take care of your priceless family treasures. Learn more

The Artists of War Exhibit

  • May 12, 2017 - July 15, 2017
  • (812) 332-2517

One war. Two viewpoints. Experience the Vietnam War through the eyes of American artist Richard Emery Nickolson and Vietnamese artist Truong Be while discovering the influence the artists' wartime experiences have on their current work. Learn more

Hoosier Art Camp

  • June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • (812) 332-2517

Learn about painters, sculptures, fiber artists and photographers from Indiana and then let out your inner artist by creating your own Hoosier-inspired art! Learn more

How to Tell a War Story

  • July 8, 2017
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Indiana artist Richard Emery Nickolson presents, "How to Tell a War Story," on July 8th at 2:00 PM. Come learn how war has been depicted in art throughout time. Learn more

Dinner with the Dearly Departed

  • October 7, 2017
  • (812) 332-2517

Enjoy a historical dinner outside at the Rosehill Cemetery. There will be delicious food and reenactments of the famous historians buried at the cemetery. Learn more