Lawrence County Museum of History

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


Monthly Meeting

The Historical and Genealogical Society meeting

  • Second Monday of each month in the Meeting Room, Lawrence County Museum of History

  • 6:30 p.m.—Business meeting—open to everyone

  • 7:00 p.m.—Speaker's program: Speaker and topics change each month. These public events are free and available for everyone to enjoy.

2019 Visiting speaker program, 7 p.m.—Second Monday of each month.  

  • January 14, 7 p.m., Warren and Susan Crawford, “Lawrence County Bicentennial: The Year in Pictures”.

2018—Speaker’s Program presentations

2017— Speaker's Program presentations

2016— Speaker's Program presentations

2014—Speaker's Program presentations   

2013—Speaker's Program presentations

2012 —Speaker's Program presentations

Many of the programs are recorded and made available on Vimeo by the Star Station at Bedford North Lawrence High School. See the available programs by clicking on the appropriate year of speaker programs above.

Other presentations can be accessed at 

Historic Preservation

Watch Marla Jones and Rowena Cross-Najafi discuss what that means here in Lawrence County—The Star Station presentation can be viewed at any time:

Indiana History Project


Stop by the museum gift shop for unique, locally-made and/or locally-focused items for everyone on your list. You will find books, mugs, coasters, cards, limestone souvenirs, handbags, aprons, doll clothes, and lots more. Prices are reasonable and 100% of the profits go to the museum.

Book Sale

The Friends of the Museum are having an ongoing used book sale in the meeting room of the museum. Books are priced from $0.50 to $2.00 and all funds raised go to support the museum. There are many books to choose from including current fiction novels, romance, history, sports and children's books.

Related events 

Do you know of a history or heritage focused event going on in or around Lawrence County? Please email us at, and we'll add it here. 

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