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.
400 North Sunrise Drive
Weatherly Hall North, Room 122
Bloomington, In 47405
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.
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.
Third Monday of each month at 7pm, Harrodsburg Community Center
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.
The Latino Cultural Center, La Casa, was established at Indiana University in November of 1973. Its purpose was, and continues to be, to achieve through educational and social programs, a greater historical, political and cultural awareness regarding Latina/os. As an advocacy office, we work closely with other units on campus to assist in the recruitment and retention of Latina/o students. La Casa is staffed by a full-time director, an administrative assistant, a graduate assistant and a number of undergraduate work-study students whose goal is also to create an environment where anyone in the Latino community can go and feel a sense of community and belonging.
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.