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. 

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

James Whitcomb Riley Bus Trip: The Life and Legacy of The Hoosier Poet

  • September 16, 2017
  • (812) 332-2517

James Whitcomb Riley's Boyhood Home in Greenfield, Indiana is our first stop! This 1853 home is presented as it was when James Whitcomb Riley lived there from age 4 to 16. A docent-guided tour will lead us to discovering several original Riley family pieces in this home, including the rafter... 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