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 

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  the Lawrence County History Museum. Every week is a little different, so you’ll want to come often! The director is Penny May.   Click for the SCHEDULE. 

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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: August 10, 7 p.m.—Karen Gleitz: "Harrison County, Indiana, Driving Tour"
  • 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.
  • Also in the Gallery: "Who is a Hoosier?" is a traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society.
  • Vietnam Remembered:  An exhibit honoring  and celebrating the patriotic men and women from Lawrence County who served America during the Vietnam War era. On display through July 31 in the Community Gallery on the second floor.

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 items such as books by local authors, books about Indiana and Lawrence County, research materials, limestone sculptures and handcrafted 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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