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  the Lawrence County History Museum. Every week is a little different, so you’ll want to come often! The director is Penny May.   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). 

"Downton Abbey" Tea Party—A tea party was held Sunday, Jan. 4 to celebrate the PBS 2015 series premier. Many of the guests came dressed in period fashions, and a wonderful time was had by all.  Click to see pictures

 

Current and Upcoming Events

  • Museum Visiting Speaker Program:  Feb. 9,  at 7 p.m.—Museum meeting room. Tell Me a Story: noted actress and master storyteller, Gladys DeVane, to appear as "Elizabeth—A Free Woman of Color."
  • Opening Feb. 27The Lawrence County Museum researchers are  currently rediscovering Lawrence County’s African-American and mixed-race pioneers for this upcoming exhibit.
  • Museum Corner item of the month: Esther Ginger's  large dollhouse. She created the beautiful dollhouse after she purchased miniature furniture at an auction sale. 
  •  Gift Shop: You will want the 2015 calendar, "Stained Glass Artistry of Lawrence County." It features stained glass windows from churches throughout the county.

Museum Collections Policy—The collections management policy is currently under review. Your participation and comments are welcomed. Click to review the proposed policy.


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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