Monroe County History Center

  • 202 E. 6th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 332-2517
Located in the historic Carnegie Library Building, the Monroe County History Center is a dementia-friendly museum, genealogy and local history library, and gift store. The museum features a variety of exhibits and artifacts from Monroe County's past. Special exhibits rotate every few months. Library volunteers are on hand to help visitors with their family or local history research. The museum store is an excellent source of locally-made gifts.

Museum admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-17 and free for children under 6. 

Hoosier-in-Residence: T.C. Steele's Franklin Hall Studio

Born and raised a Hoosier, T. C. Steele brought the beauty of the Indiana landscape to a developing modern world. For the last four years of his life, T. C. and Selma Steele made Bloomington their home from fall to spring, spending the other half at the House of Singing Winds in nearby Brown... Learn more

Votes for Women! Sash Workshop

Make a sash commemorating the Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial! Work alongside volunteers from the Indiana Historical Costume Society as they guide you step-by-step in the sash making process. For the health & safety of others, this workshop will be offered virtually. To... Learn more

Memory Walk

Our Memory Walks are a great way to share stories inspired by our exhibit galleries! These dementia-friendly Memory Walks highlight objects on display while our own stories of Monroe County. For the health and safety of all participants, this memory walk will be offered virtually. To... Learn more

We Must Be Fearless!

We Must Be Fearless: The Woman’s Suffrage Movement in Indiana by Anita Morgan is a popular history of the women's suffrage movement in Indiana and tells the story of the sixty-nine-year struggle for the right to vote in the state. The people who acted, what they did, and the results of their... Learn more

VOTES FOR WOMEN! Commemorative March

Join the Monroe County History Center on the B-Line for a march commemorating the ratification of the 19th amendment and the Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial. Family activities, photo opportunities, and refreshments will be at the History Center at the end of the march. For updates on... Learn more