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Museum Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm    (812) 332-2517COVID-19 Updates

The Monroe County History Center is open at capacity and by appointment in the Research Library. To schedule an appointment, call 812-332-2517. Remote research requests are available via email

The Monroe County History Center adopted a color-based closure system in accordance with the Indiana State Department of Health county metric system while following all state and local guidelines. In the event Monroe County is classified as “Blue” or “Yellow”, the building will be open at a limited capacity. In the event Monroe County is classified as “Orange”, the building will be open by appointment only. In the event Monroe County is classified as “Red”, the building will proactively close to the public, and staff will work remotely.  

Building Hours:

Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

  • Appointments are required to visit the Research Library. Visitors are limited to no more than three (3) people at any one time. Masks and gloves required to handle resources. Gloves will be provided.
  • Visiting groups are limited to 20 or less.
  • Event and facility rental in the History Center Education Room limited to 25 with social distancing measures with no events or programs on Saturdays or museum-wide facility rentals.

MCHC Safeguards:

Voluntary Health Screening

  • All employees and volunteers will self-monitor how they feel and be aware of potential COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If employees or volunteers are feeling ill, they will not report to work.
  • Visitors should not visit the History Center if they are feeling ill. 

Enhanced Cleaning

  • All hard surfaces and high-touch areas are cleaned frequently throughout the day.
  • High-touch surfaces are disinfected with recommended cleaners.

Social Distancing Protective Measures

  • Masks are worn by all staff members and volunteers while in public areas.
  • Visitors are recommended to wear masks while visiting the History Center.
  • Appointments are required to visit the Research Library. Library patrons are required to wear masks while visiting. 
  • Social distancing of six feet should be observed. Signs are posted to encourage visitors to maintain appropriate social distances and to discourage visitors from touching displays or exhibits. 
  • Capacity at indoor events and programs is limited to ensure social distancing.

Handwashing and Sanitizing

  • Visitors are required to sanitize or wash their hands when they enter the building. 
  • Employees and volunteers will wash or sanitize their hands frequently throughout the day. 
  • Hand sanitizer is made available throughout the History Center