Wishing everyone a safe and healthy 2022.
The museum will be closed thru mid-LATE February.
If you would like to schedule a research appointment, please call 812-372-3541.
We are following CDC guidelines for visitors. Fully vaccinated guests are encouraged to wear a mask.
Unvaccinated guests are required to wear a mask when visiting the museum.
Click links for information about position openings at The Historical Society:
GET HANDS ON
Get hands-on experiences with programs and classes that introduce and share our fascinating community history! (Let’s plan!)
PLAN A VISIT
Visit us in downtown Columbus to view the exhibits, research your family history, or get answers to all your 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.