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The Monroe County History Center has closed its exhibits and public spaces until further notice. All museum events and tours, both onsite and offsite, have been canceled or postponed through Sunday, May 3. Please check back regularly for updates about the duration of the closure and details about future events.

The building will be closed to the public until further notice. Staff operations will continue during this time. We will remain available via email and on social media.

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Garage Sale Donations & Pick-Ups:

Beginning March 17 the Monroe County History Center is postponing collection and pick-ups of donations for the annual Garage Sale fundraiser both at the warehouse and at the History Center until further notice. We will continue to assess the situation to determine if a longer closure is warranted. 

We ask that you please continue to set aside things to donate and know that we will happily resume collection of donations as soon as we are able without risking the health of our volunteers and the public with the spread of the Coronavirus. 

The History Center’s annual Garage Sale is our highest grossing fundraiser and is one of our primary sources of funding for the History Center. We value our community’s assistance in making that happen each year. At this point in time, we have not rescheduled the actual garage sale and we hope that we will not need to but of course, we will keep you informed as the situation progresses.   

Canceled Events:

March 14: WFHB’s Saturday’s Child

March 23: Memory Walk

April 11: WFHB’s Saturday’s Child

April 11: Where Hoosiers Found Hysteria Reception

April 14: Monroe County Civil War Roundtable

April 27: Memory Walk

Postponed Events:

March 14: Beck’s Mill Day Trip

March 27: First Families Reception

March 28: “We Must Be Fearless!” presentation by Anita Morgan (rescheduled to August 15)

April 29: “The Other Feminists” presentation by Janine Giordano Drake

April 30: Care Partner Training Workshop (rescheduled to July 23)