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Museum Exhibits

Bartholomew County Historical Society is proud to host two permanent exhibit that share the history and heritage of Bartholomew County. Most recently we installed the Early Industrialists exhibit. Learn how early inventors and creatives worked together to strengthen their companies while developing relationships with fellow entrepreneurs. There are fascinating stories of grit, willpower and commitment, showing how the Columbus Way has been in existence for over 100 years.

Hours of Operation – OPENING APRIL 6th

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!