Lawrence County Museum of History

Lawrence County Museum of History & Edward L. Hutton Research Library

Exhibits and collections at the Lawrence County Museum of History are dedicated to engage, inspire, inform, entertain and preserve objects of lasting interest for future generations to enjoy. 


What's Happening 

The World of Discovery is a free hands-on Saturday afternoon ( 2-5 p.m.) program for children ages 4 to 12. It is a fun-filled children’s program sponsored by Duke Energy and the Lawrence County History Museum. Every week is a little different, so you’ll want to come often! The director is Penny May.

PLEASE NOTE: The World of Discovery is on hiatus and will be closed in August. Click for the SCHEDULE. 

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 It is a mystery! 
Do you know the history of the small chapel at Beech Grove Cemetery? Click for enlarged image.

Monthly 
The Historical and Genealogical Society meeting is the second Monday of each month. Short business meeting at 6:30 p.m.; topical presentation 7:00 p.m. (Upcoming speakers and presentation topics). 

Online
Indiana History Project—Rowena Cross-Najafi interviews gallery coordinator, Becky Buher, about the “Letters Home” exhibit. Click to watch the program.

 

Current and Upcoming Events

  • Civil War—Letters Home Exhibit: Includes the Mathes letters and artifacts used by other patriotic Lawrence County Civil War soldiers. 
    ACTIVITIES: Watch the DVD, "Civil War in 4 minutes," try your hand at using the stereoptic viewer to see 3-D pictures from the past. Read the war news and see images from Harper's Weekly. Answer questions at the Civil War question machine. 
    A book including a transcription of all of the handwritten letters is available in the gift shop. Click for more information.
  • Civil War exhibit honoring Norm Taylor is located in the second floor Community Gallery. The photos and reproduction Civil War costumes are fun to see.
  • Gallery Walk Sept. 26, 5-8 p.m.: Visitors can view “More Treasures from the Storeroom” and marvel at some of the wonderful artifacts that are usually out of sight in the museum storage rooms.
  • Museum Visiting Speaker Program:  Oct. 13,  at 7 p.m.—Museum meeting room. Donna Bartlett: Tunnellton History. 
  • Halloween Event: The Kapshaw Caper, Oct. 24. Click for details.

 


At Your Service

 

The  MEETING ROOM is located on the first floor and has a kitchenette. It is available to rent for meetings and special events.   

The  MEETING ROOM is located on the first floor and has a kitchenette. It is available to rent for meetings and special events. 

 
The COMMUNITY GALLERY is available on a monthly basis free of charge to individuals, groups and organizations who wish to exhibit items of public interest.    

The COMMUNITY GALLERY is available on a monthly basis free of charge to individuals, groups and organizations who wish to exhibit items of public interest.

  

 

Join the fun on Saturday afternoons, 2-5 p.m., for the free hands-on WORLD OF DISCOVERY program for children ages 4 to 12.   

Join the fun on Saturday afternoons, 2-5 p.m., for the free hands-on WORLD OF DISCOVERY program for children ages 4 to 12. 

 

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