Lawrence County Museum of History

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


The museum is always appreciative of your support, both in donating artifacts and monetary contributions. Donations help make the Lawrence County Museum of History a vital part of the Lawrence County community and help to preserve the Lawrence County Museum for future generations. 

Donate items for display or for the library

The Lawrence County Museum of History welcomes gifts of artifacts, books, historical documents, photographs, audiovisual materials, and other items pertaining to the history of Lawrence County and the surrounding region.  

If you have an item or document that you believe may have historical significance and you want to protect it and share it with the community, you can donate it to the Lawrence County Museum of History and Edward L. Hutton Research Library. 

Your item will be cataloged and made available for gallery display. Gallery exhibits change periodically. Due to space limitations, all items cannot be  permanently displayed, but efforts are made to rotate items from storage to display as often as possible.

Donors are asked to submit a Deed of Gift Form to the museum providing background information about the history of the objects under consideration. 

The Deed of Gift Form may be downloaded and filled out ahead of time or completed at the museum. 

Click here for the "Deed of Gift" form. 

To donate items for display or documents for the library, please contact a museum representative in advance to discuss your donation and arrange for a delivery time for your materials. 

Phone: (812) 278-8575 Fax: (812) 278-8583

Monetary donations

Monetary contributions are always welcome and help sustain the museum. Checks can be made out to the Lawrence County Museum of History. The address is 929 15th St., Bedford, IN 47421 
Phone: (812) 278-8575 Fax: (812) 278-8583

Gift planning & endowed funds

Explore ways to make a meaningful gift and create a legacy through a planned gift or a bequest to the museum through the Lawrence County Community Foundation. No matter what your age or income, there are options that not only benefits you and your family, but help to preserve the Lawrence County Museum for future generations.

Contact the museum staff for more information on any of these projects. 

Phone: (812) 278-8575 Fax: (812) 278-8583



929 15th Street, Bedford, IN 47421  |  (812) 278-8575  | | Tues-Fri: 9-4, Sat: 9-3