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  

Check out the Gift Shop for wonderful local offerings. You'll find items using historical images, books by local authors, limestone sculptural items, and much more.

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 revised collections management policy was approved in November 2016. Click to review the new policy

 

 

Current and Upcoming Events

  • Farewell to Downton Abbey Tea Party, Feb. 28, 4 p.m., museum Meeting Room. Tickets $15. Advance sales only, limited seating.
  • Museum Visiting Speakers Program: Stephen and Kim Fields, "The American Frontier Flintlock Hunting Rifle and its Accoutrements."  March 14, 2016, 7 p.m., museum Meeting Room.
  • The Well-Dressed Woman—hats, gloves, and all that bling:  The exhibit includes examples of clothing and accessories beginning in the 1930s to the 1970s.
  • What's the county's oldest women's social club? The Ladies of the Round Table—the exhibit celebrating 120 years is located in the Community Gallery.

Museum Items of the month: A wolf trap and a bear trap used by early Leesville area settlers are located in the first-floor gallery.

Research Family History: 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.


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