HOURS : Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 4 pm
Admission is always FREE – Donations are accepted
Our new featured exhibits are open!
Stop by to see: Pieces of the Past: Architectural Salvage from Bartholomew County | Bartholomew County’s Legacy of Design – including Stephen Sprouse | Chuck Taylor – The man and his shoe | Paul Rand: Local Logos and More | Menagerie of Mediums: Sam Crawford’s Designs | Art by Linda Peterson
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
The Historical Society museum includes both permanent and rotating exhibits throughout the year, so residents and visitors of all ages are able to experience what life in Bartholomew County was like in our past and to connect these stories with our lives today. In addition, you can explore historical documents and do genealogical research.
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.