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. 

Hours of Operation

The Bartholomew County Historical Society and Cline-Keller research and genealogy library are open:

Tuesday – Thursday from 10 am –  4  pm.

Appointments may also be made upon request.


The Historical Society suggests the following admission donations:

  • Adults – $5.00
  • Seniors – $3.00
  • Children (ages 5 to 17) – $2.00
  • Children under 5 yrs – Free!
  • Members – Free!


History is a lens through which we can appreciate where we’ve come from, and where we are going. Check out the boaters on the Flatrock River, that’s the same river that looks not all that differently today, and the courthouse was standing proudly then, same as it does now!