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Annual Gala Fundraiser

The annual Gala Fundraiser has been a tradition at the Monroe County History Center since 2008. An evening filled with entertainment, dinner, and a silent auction, each year our community’s history enthusiasts gather together for a festive celebration of the community and its stories.

Sylvia McNair performs during the 2019 gala fundraiser, “The Best is Yet to Come: Monroe County & Indiana University.”

The Monroe County History Center is excited to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary in 2020! With this momentous milestone in mind, our gala theme, “Loving Our History,” embraces our ruby anniversary and pays tribute to the fact that this year’s event is taking place on Valentine’s Day.

 With so much to celebrate, everyone is sure to find something to love about this year’s gala. The evening will feature a musical performance by jazz pianist, Monika Herzig—including various works by composer Hoagy Carmichael. We will also be sharing a glimpse into the past 40 years of the History Center, as well as looking forward to what’s to come in the next decades.

Tickets are available until February 7, 2020, and can be purchased here online or by calling 812-332-2517. 

All proceeds from the annual Gala Fundraiser support artifact preservation, programs, and exhibits at the Monroe County History Center.

2020 Event Sponsors


Ruby Sponsors


Emerald Sponsors

Pearl Sponsors