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Monroe County History Center and Genealogy Library

202 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408-3518
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THE place to go for genealogy assistance

The research library at the Monroe County History Center has a staff ready and able to assist... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2017
Spencer, Indiana
Charming museum, helpful and friendly staff

This is a charming museum, housing artifacts from the Monroe area's historical events and people... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2017
Pasadena, California
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202 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408-3518
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

The research library at the Monroe County History Center has a staff ready and able to assist individuals with their genealogy research. They have lots of original, Monroe County records typically found in a courthouse: land records, marriage records and court records. They have free...More

Thank RRichardson
Reviewed September 3, 2017

This is a charming museum, housing artifacts from the Monroe area's historical events and people. Easy to see in an hour or two. The volunteers and staff are lovely and knowledgeable -- they encourage your questions and interest in their museum. When we were there,...More

Thank MaryE995
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The history center is a wonderful museum and the people there are very helpful when looking for information. Great place to spend time and learn about Monroe County and Bloomington and Indiana University.

Thank Martha F
Reviewed August 21, 2015

Housed in the old Monroe County Library, the museum has many artifacts of Bloomington from the 1950's & 60's and photographs from the early Twentieth Century.

1  Thank Marc W
Reviewed April 22, 2015

This little museum is very well done. The exhibits tell the story of Bloomington, IU, and the people and companies that made the city a destination. It's a must for anyone wanting to spend time in the city if you want to know its roots.

1  Thank John H
Reviewed April 1, 2015

Monroe County History Center is located in an old school house that was originally designated for the education of black children. Re-purposed many times since then it showcases the history of local Indiana and Bloomington. Well done small town museum. Interesting permanent displays and intriguing...More

1  Thank Kathy T
Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went for a special exhibit of reproduction historical quilts. This exhibit was well worth the visit. We enjoyed the rest of the museum as well. Very friendly staff. Clean.

Thank KYQuilter
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Only cost $2 to visit this small but well-planned museum. The upstairs has a full-sized log cabin home with furnishings. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Europe69
Reviewed July 3, 2013

They had two special exhibits, one on the Roaring Twenties, and one on Quilts, and the regular exhibits are very interesting as well, including a complete settler's cabin and a one room schoolhouse. There is a great deal of information on the stone carving industry...More

Thank Debora_R_25
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a fairly average local museum, maybe a little above average since there are so many history fans in the area to help run it. It's worth a quick visit if you're looking for an afternoon activity. I've actually gone to the museum shop...More

Thank cheesqueen
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