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Museum Exhibits

Bartholomew County Historical Society is proud to host two permanent exhibits 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.

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The BCHS is an active institution where we are continually caring for the vast collection entrusted to us, supporting research efforts, welcoming guests of all ages, and developing educational programming. Your unrestricted gift allows us to put it where the need is greatest. From exhibit development, facility repairs, educational supplies, preservation equipment, and so much more.  There is no substitute to learning through exploration and discovery. Learning takes place every day of our lives and the history we want to preserve was made as recent as yesterday.  Our society would not be possible without the generous support of donors like YOU!

By making a charitable donation, you play a large role in allowing the Bartholomew County Historical Society to further our mission to “…discover, collect, preserve, and share the history of Bartholomew County for the enrichment of present and future generations.”

You can also support BCHS through gifts of cash, stocks or securities, life insurance, real estate, wills and trusts. 

Bartholomew County Historical Society is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. We do not receive monies from city, county, or state funds, nor any tax appropriations.

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


Performance of A Christmas Carol at the Crump Theater…