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.
Bloodshed in Bono: Tickets are now on sale for our Halloween historic walk, haunted talk and light supper. This year the event will be at Spring Mill's Pioneer Village, with the haunted talk and supper in the Old Mill. We have a great unsolved murder to explore, a delicious supper of soups, cornbread, and dessert by Donna Brumbaugh, and a presentation by Believe Paranormal of their research into the Malissa Neideffer murder. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and over, and $10 for children under 12 and any high school or college student with ID. You can purchase your tickets at the museum. For Information, call (812) 278-8575.
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: Oct. 12, 7 p.m.—Clay Stuckey: "The Trials and Tribulations of the Corpse of Abraham Lincoln—How Nefarious Tomb Robbers and incompetent Tomb Builders Did Not Allow Him to Rest in Peace."
- 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 examples of clothing and accessories beginning in the 1930s to the 1970s.
- Teen Brain Games 2015: Mon., Nov. 9 and Wed., Nov. 11 at the Little Theatre in Bedford. Want to be a team sponsor? E-mail Rowena Cross-Najafi —Sponsorship $100.
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.
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.