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. 

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

Monroe County History Center Garage Sale

  • June 9, 2017 - June 10, 2017
  • (812) 332-2517

The Monroe County Historical Center hosts their annual garage sale for Bloomington and surrounding communities. A selection of donated items new and from previous years will be available to buy. All of the proceeds go to the history center. Learn more

Indiana History Camp

  • June 13, 2017 - June 16, 2017
  • (812) 332-2517

Build a log cabin like a pioneer, march like a Civil War soldier, dance like a 1920's flapper, and plant your own WWII victory garden as you travel through Indiana's history. Hands-on activities and reenactments will be done with the History Center's collection. There will be a field trip at the... 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

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