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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.

quilt exhibit
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The Great Cover Up

We recently opened our quilts exhibit “The Great Cover Up,” celebrating the county Bicentennial through its quilts and coverlets.

Quilts will be featured April 6 through June 3.

Coverlets will be on display from June 8 through July 29.

As we celebrate BCHS Centennial, it seemed fitting that we would once again feature these exquisite items that were part of the first exhibit done by the historical society in 1926.  Not only will you experience the beauty of these hand-crafted treasurers, you will also learn about the families that created them and the stories they tell.

The Historical Society also features additional rotating exhibits of items from our extensive collection throughout the year.

Bartholomew County Historical Society
524 3rd St.
Columbus, IN 47203

radio exhibit
new exhibit
timeline exhibit
timeline exhibit

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