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.
Book Lovers: You can find a variety of books by local authors in the museum gift shop, and used books of all kinds are for sale in the museum meeting room.
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).
Museum Collections Policy—The final draft of the collections management policy is currently under review. Your participation and comments are welcomed. Click to review the proposed policy.
Current and Upcoming Events
- Museum Visiting Speaker Program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m.—Nelson Schafer: "Meteorites: Visitors from Outer Space."
- 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.
- The Well-Dressed Woman—hats, gloves, and all that bling: The exhibit includes a smattering of examples of clothing and accessories beginning in the 1930s to the 1970s.
- The research library on the second floor has a plethora of family history information. Joyce Shepherd is the librarian, and she will be glad assist researchers in their quests.
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 books by local authors, books about Indiana and Lawrence County, as well as limestone sculpted items.