The Bartholomew County Historical Society has a number of resources available for those who need additional information about the history and genealogy of the area.

Cline-Keller Library

Located on the second floor of the downtown museum is the Cline-Keller Library, established for the purpose of collecting genealogical and historical archival materials used for research. The collection is made up of maps, photographs, family histories, city directories, cemetery records, yearbooks, vertical files, and other publications related to the local heritage. The library also has a subscription to if you need to do online searching for your family history. The Historical Society receives requests for local information from all corners of the world. If you have a research question, please call us at 812-372-3541 or e-mail us at

Educational Outreach

The society offers many varieties of traveling and in-house programs for schools and other entities. Please call for more information.

Public Programs

From classes, to hoe downs or genealogy workshops, the Society offers many opportunities for continued learning and downright fun! See our calendar of events and discover a program just right for you!