The Monroe County Historical Society welcomes you to beautiful Bloomington located in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. Our History Center offers both permanent and rotating exhibits throughout the year giving Monroe County residents and visitors of all ages a chance to experience what life in Monroe County was like for diverse people at different times and to connect these stories with our lives today. We also offer a local history/genealogical Research Library and a museum store.
For hundreds of years, Monroe County quilters have produced quilts for functional and decorative purposes. Schools, churches and other community groups have used them to raise funds or to commemorate important events. This exhibition uncovers quilts made w...Read More
2018 marks Monroe County's bicentennial and our new exhibition, opening January 14th, will tell the stories of how six communities outside Bloomington helped build the county into what it is today. Ellettsville, Kirksville, Smithville, Stinesville, Unionvil...Read More