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. 

Breaking the Color Barrier: Bloomington's Firsts Exhibit

The Monroe County History Center's new exhibit "Breaking the Color Barrier: Bloomington’s Firsts" celebrates the triumphs of Bloomington’s African American citizens and the vast accomplishments achieved throughout the county’s two hundred years. The exhibit runs until October 12, 2018 and is open... Learn more

Black Authors Speak! A Public Book Fair

The Monroe County History Center will be hosting a public book fair called Black Authors Speak! on October 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. At 2:00 pm, a panel discussion of authors, moderated by Elizabeth Mitchell, will explore “Black Books & Black Authors in the Era of Social... Learn more