Lawrence County Museum of History

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

 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.


What's Happening 

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. 

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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). 

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.


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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