The Lawrence County Museum of History, Edward L. Hutton Research Library, exhibits and collections are dedicated to engage, inspire, educate, entertain and preserve objects of lasting interest for current and future generations to enjoy.
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.
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).
Do you like Jeopardy on TV? This year's local version is Brain Games XIV, and the games will be held May 12, 14, 19, 21 at the Little Theatre of Bedford. It is a team-based, head-to-head competition. Team sponsorships are available for $150. Brain Games competition is a major fundraising activity for the Lawrence County Museum. Click for more on Brain Games XIV.
Current and Upcoming Events
- May 8 to July 31 in the Community Gallery: An exhibit honoring and celebrating the patriotic men and women from Lawrence County who served America during the Vietnam War era. Reception May 8 from 5-7 p.m. Everyone welcome — It is an opportunity to honor our veterans.
- Museum Visiting Speaker Program: Speaker to be announced. May 11, at 7 p.m.—Museum meeting room.
- First floor Gallery: Hidden History: The History of Lawrence County’s African-American and Mixed-Race Pioneers. This exhibit focuses on the lives of persons of color living in Lawrence County before 1914.
Gift Shop: New items include handmade beeswax candles from Ratcliff Beekeeping and handmade bags by Envision Designs. The gift shop also has a variety of items such as books by local authors, books about Indiana and Lawrence County, research materials, limestone sculptures and handcrafted items.
Museum Collections Policy—The collections management policy is currently under review. Your participation and comments are welcomed. Click to review the proposed policy.