Space Rental

Guidelines for Group Use of Room
(At least one of the following guidelines must be met.)

Map of Space

1. Programs that promote the mission of the History Center.

2. Programs that incorporate a talk or a tour by a staff person.

3. Programs that are co-sponsored by the History Center may have fees waived/reduced. Speak with the Operations Manager for details.

4. Programs that support the community and gain exposure for the Center. (Family reunions are acceptable.)

5. Individual Patron level members and History Patron or History Maker corporate members are allowed one free use per year.

6. All programming is dependent on the availability of room and staff to host the building.


Deckard Education Room Layout


To express interest in reserving the Education Room for your event, please contact:

Monroe County History Center
202 E. 6th St, Bloomington IN 47408
(812) 332-2517

Room Regulations for All Users

1. Occupancy of the room is 80.
2. No smoking in building or within 30 feet of the door.
3. No public phone is available.
4. No tape or thumbtacks of any kind on walls.
5. The kitchen is available for staging only. Food must be prepared in advance.
6. Food and drink must stay in the Education Room.  No food or drink may remain over night.
7. No red, purple or orange punch or wine.
8. Follow local, state, and federal rules regarding alcohol use. (No hard liquor allowed).
9. Patrons must provide own tableware and linens. White tablecloths may be rented for $20 each.
10. No confetti, rose petals, glitter, etc. are allowed inside the buiding.
11. Patrons are expected to return room to its original layout and clean up kitchen (if used) and Education Room   before they leave.
12. Patrons must leave the building by the time stated on the reservation.
13. Audio-visual equipment we have available for use: microphone, public audio system, laptop computer and LCD projector, podium and piano for a small fee.
14. Any room set up and tear down will be the responsibility of the renter.  A $40.00 fee will be added if the Center is left with tear down responsibilities.
15. The display cases are not to be used to hold items of any type (vases, linens, pictures, food, etc.)
16. While the Center is open to the public, the display cases in the Education Room are not to be hidden from the view of patrons.
17. The piano is not to be used for any type of display and nothing is to be placed on the piano.
18. Live plants will be examined and monitored by the Collections Manager for presence of pests.  If a plant is determined to be infested, it will be removed from the building immediately and the Patron notified.


$50                Education Room only, per hour Tuesday – Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm

$75                Education Room only, per hour Tuesday-Saturday 4:00pm-10:00pm

$400              Flat fee to use the entire building, including the museum, between 4:00pm and 10:00pm. This will                                  not be pro-rated.

Call 812-332-2517 x2 for information on addition fees and room availability.

All groups must be out of the building by 10:00pm, any night. The room is not available on Sunday, Monday, or any holiday. Each group will be allowed 30 minutes before and after their event for set up and tear down, this time is not chargeable. Members receive 10% off the room use rate. *Ask about Not for Profit rates.*


Rental fees must be paid in full no later than the day of the event. A separate damage deposit of $100 must accompany the rental fee for events that involve food and/or beverages.