The Cook Gallery
Our permanent exhibits are housed in the original 1918 Carnegie Library section of the museum building. Named after Gayle Cook, exhibits in the Cook Gallery explore Monroe County from the time of first European settlement to the culture of today, including industrial advancement, education, and lifestyles. Sit at a desk in the 1880’s one room school, explore pioneer life in an original 1840’s cabin or immerse yourself in Bloomington and Monroe County Sports and learn about athletes from Indiana University and area high schools. Come explore the fascinating history of Monroe County.
Henry & Cecilia Wahl Gateway
Come meet Monroe the Schmalz bear, sample local music, check out some limestone samples from around the area and get a sneak peak of the exhibits featured in the Cook Permanent Gallery.
From carriages to airplanes, the Brown Gallery features the ever-changing history of Monroe County transportation.
From Me, To You
From Me, To You celebrates the gifts we give to loved ones over the winter holidays. Do you remember a favorite toy you received? Did you give a gift that was handmade or meaningful? The gifts we give strengthen our social connections and show our love and appreciation for one another. During this holiday season, we hope you give, and receive, gifts to those you love.
Have some holiday fun at home with friends and family! Download the 31 Activities of December here.
November 25 to December 31
The Hill Gallery is a rotating exhibit gallery sponsored by Margaret C. Hill. New exhibits are installed every 2-3 months.
The Rechter Gallery is a rotating exhibit gallery sponsored by Richard P. Rechter. New exhibits are installed every 4-6 months.