Welcome to the Monroe County History Center
202 E. 6th St, Bloomington IN 47408
Museum Hours: Tues-Sat 10-4
Indiana Bicentennial 200 Mile Virtual Challenge
Virtually run, walk, bike, or swim 200 miles by December 31, 2016 in celebration of Indiana's bicentennial as a fundraiser for the Monroe County History Center. Cost is $35.00 and all participants receive a medal.
Click here to register for the challenge online.
Click here to download a registration form.
The Monroe County Historical Society welcomes you to beautiful Bloomington located in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Monroe County’s history, culture, and natural environment. Our museum offers both permanent and rotating exhibits throughout the year giving Monroe County residents and visitors of all ages a chance to experience what life in Monroe County was like for diverse people at different times and to connect these stories with our lives today. Also, we offer a local history/genealogical research library and a museum store. The MCHS collects, preserves, researches, interprets, and exhibits the genealogy, history, and artifacts of Monroe County and helps fit the story of Monroe County into that of the State of Indiana and the United States.
FREE Parking for the first three hours of your visit if you use the metered spaces in the city parking lot located directly behind the History Center (6th and Lincoln). After three hours, parking is $0.50 an hour in this lot. Otherwise, there is metered parking on the streets near the History Center. Rates are $0.25 per 15 minute increments.
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Save Local History with New Wikipedia Map, thanks to the Wikipedia Summer of Monuments campaign, there is a free, simple, and interactive map that shows all places listed on the National Register. Click here for more information.