Community Voices Showcase
Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County
In a county where 1 in 5 people are living in poverty, unaffordable housing holds our community back from being a place that many families can call “Home.”
Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County’s mission is to eliminate poverty housing by building decent, affordable homes in partnership with qualifying families.
Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County was founded in 1988 and operated entirely by volunteers until 1997. Now the affiliate has more than 10 full-time staff, a ReStore discount home improvement store, and has housed nearly 700 people. Construction for the affiliate’s first neighborhood, Cedar Chase, began in 2008 on Bloomington’s southwest side and is home to more than 30 families. The second neighborhood project off the B-Line trail, Trail View, began in 2014.
Visit the Community Voices Showcase exhibit September 1 to March 31 to find out more and learn how you can get involved.
Elizabeth Jane Goss Martin and the Southern Indiana Quilt-making Tradition
See in detail two quilts that highlight Elizabeth Jane Goss Martin’s needlework in martin and applique.
Spotlight from the Collection
Missing a Button? In conjunction with the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show and our exhibit on Elizabeth Jane Goss Martin’s quilts, this display showcases some of the unique sewing kits and patterns in the museum collection.