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.  

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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. Business meeting at 6:30 p.m.; topical presentation 7:00 p.m. (Upcoming speakers and presentation topics). 

 

Current and Upcoming Events

  • May 12: Tina Jernigan: "T.C. Steele: His Life and Legacy."  7 p.m.—second Monday of the month. (The speaker program begins after the 6:30 business meeting.)
  • Brain Games 2014—This annual competition is the museum's major fundraising activity. It is a team-based, head-to-head competition. If you like Jeopardy on television, you will enjoy the Brain Games—Four nights: May 6, 8, 13, 15 at The Little Theatre of Bedford. Volunteer to be a sponsor or a team player. Click for details.
  • Think green for spring—Artifacts that are green in color are shown in this display. The oldest item in this eclectic collection is dated 1824 and is currently displayed in the first-floor gallery.
  • Take me out to the ball game.  First-floor gallery has an exhibit on Bedford's big league baseball players: Yank Terry and Bill Rariden. .

 


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. 

 

929 15th Street, Bedford, IN 47421  |  (812) 278-8575  |  lchgs@hpcisp.com | Tues-Fri: 9-4, Sat: 9-3