Historical Organizations

Farmer House Museum

Website http://www.thefarmerhousemuseum.wix.com/homepage
Contact Emily Purcell
Phone 812-336-5597
Address 529 N. College
Bloomington, IN 47403

The Farmer House Museum, located in an historic 1869 residence, seeks to preserve and interpret family life in Monroe County, Indiana.


Monroe County History Center's Genealogy Group

Website http://www.monroehistory.org/index.php
Phone 812-332-2517
Email genealogy [at] monroehistory [dot] org

The local chapter of the Indiana Genealogical Society, the Monroe County History Center's Genealogy Group presents regular programs of interest to genealogists with emphasis on local research. Works to preserve, publish, and improve access to local records.


Center for the Study of History and Memory

Website http://www.indiana.edu/~cshm/
Contact Barbara Truesdell (Dr.)
Phone 812-855-2856
Address 400 North Sunrise Drive
Weatherly Hall North, Room 122
Bloomington, In 47405
Description The center's mission encompassed archival, pedagogical, and research goals in the field of oral history, with particular emphasis on the history of Indiana and the Midwest, and to address the growing interdisciplinary field of memory studies, of which oral history is one important facet. The Center for the Study of History and Memory continues to build upon its work in the field of oral history while broadening the range of its research projects to address the many ways that people remember, represent, and use the past in public and private life.

Daughters of the American Revolution

Website http://www.dar.org
Contact Patricia Mitchell
Phone (812) 876-1160
Hours Meets the second Thursday of each month except June through August.
Description The Daughters of the American Revolution is a women's service organization, dedicated to honoring and preserving the legacy of Revolutionary War Patriot ancestors.

Monroe County History Center

Website http://www.monroehistory.org/
Phone 812-332-2517
Email admin [at] monroehistory [dot] org
Address 202 East Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Hours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday 1-4 p.m. Sunday

The Monroe County History Center's permanent and current exhibits remind us of our proud cultural and natural heritage and showcase items from our collection of over 50,000 artifacts -- documents, clothing, tools, furniture, toys, maps and photographs.


Indiana German Heritage Society

Website http://www.ighs.org/
Phone 317-464-9004
Email mkgac [at] iupui [dot] edu
Description Indiana's German Heritage Society is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating German-American history.

Harrodsburg Heritage Days Association

Website http://harrodsburgheritagefestival.org/Home_Page.php
Contact Paul Strain
Phone (812) 824-9806
Hours Third Monday of each month at 7pm, Harrodsburg Community Center
Description The Harrodsburg Heritage Days Association plans the Heritage Days Festival, which is held each year the last weekend in May. The group also generates funds for a community building and playground equipment for Harrodsburg, a community founded in 1837.

Bloomington Restorations, Inc. (BRI)

Website http://www.bloomingtonrestorations.org/
Phone 336-0909
Email bri [at] BloomingtonRestorations [dot] org
Address 290 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description BRI is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Bloomington and old neighborhoods. Bloomington Restorations, Inc. (BRI) strengthens communities by saving, restoring, and promoting buildings, sites and places important to the diverse heritage of Bloomington and Monroe County, and develops and promotes affordable housing.
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