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. 

Crest and Monroe County

In 1956, Crest unveiled their toothpaste to the world. For years prior to the release, scientists at Indiana University created the cavity preventing prototype and used residents as its test subjects. Through Crest advertisements, this exhibition will tell the story of how IU and Monroe County... Learn more

Meet the Carvers

The Monroe County History Center and Indiana Limestone Symposium are teaming up for an evening all about limestone. Join us for a conversation with local artists and industry professionals to learn about how they are a part of the modern limestone industry. Explore the exhibits and view a live... Learn more