The Bartholomew County Historical Society museum is temporarily closed until late June due to the Coronavirus. Please check back for up-to-date information.
We will still be available for research and other questions. Please call 812.372.3541 and we will return your call as soon as possible.
GET HANDS ON
Get hands-on experiences with programs and classes that introduce and share our history! (Let’s plan!)
PLAN A VISIT
Visit us in downtown Columbus to view the exhibits, research your family history, or just ask questions! (Let’s discover!)
LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
See the 16 HP Reeves Steam Traction Engine in action!
WHY STUDY HISTORY? HERE’S WHY…
FUN FOOTNOTES IN COUNTY HISTORY : PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU & ME
This Third Street scene was taken many years before the Commons was even a dream. These buildings were located between Washington and Jackson Streets. It is believed the man in the photo is Mr. Beatty.