Museums

The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.



Monroe County History Center

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Website monroehistory.org
Phone 812-332-2517
Email mchcoperations [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 202 E. Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

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/

Year Established 1973
Incorporation Status Incorporated
Subjects
Updated March 23, 2015

Farmer House Museum

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

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

Incorporation Status Incorporated
Subjects
Updated October 16, 2014

Mathers Museum of World Cultures

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Website www.mathers.indiana.edi
Phone 812-855-6873
Email mathers [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

The Mathers Museum of World Cultures offers research and training opportunities for IU students, educational support and services for IU faculty and elementary/ secondary school teachers, and family-friendly exhibits and programs. Admission to the museum and its programs is free. During normal hours of operation the Mathers Museum exhibition hall and Museum store are open Tuesday through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Free visitor parking is avaliable by the Indiana Avenue lobby entrance. Metered parking is available at the McCalla School Parking lot on the corner of Ninth Street and Indiana Avenue. The parking lot also has spaces designated for Indiana University C and E permits. During the weekends, free parking is avaliable on the surrounding streets.

Year Established 1963
Incorporation Status Incorporated
Subjects
Updated April 27, 2015

Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~sagecoll/
Contact Kelly Richardson
Phone 812-855-4627
Email ksrichar [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 2805 E. 10th Street
Suite 140
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

This collection contains over 15,000 objects relating to clothing and personal adornment, dating from the late 18th century to the present. Collection is in storage but is open for research.

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Updated May 13, 2015

Friends of Art

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Website http://www.fa.indiana.edu/foart/
Phone (812) 855-5300
Email foart [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Fine Arts Building, FA 120
1201 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

Dedicated to promoting the visual arts at Indiana University, the Friends of Art at Indiana University has supported art history and studio art students at Indiana University sinc 1965.

Generously supporting studio art and art history undergraduate and graduate students is FoA's most important goal. Friends of Art Awards help to fund creative activities, research travels, and scholarships while forging connections between Indiana University and Institutions and sites around the world.

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Updated April 27, 2015

Wylie House Museum

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie/
Contact Jo Burgess (Director)
Phone (812) 855-6224
Email libwylie [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

Built in 1835, the Wylie House is the home of Indiana University's first president, Andrew Wylie.

Subjects
EIN N/A
Updated April 17, 2015

Monroe County History Center

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Website http://www.monroehistory.org/
Contact David Vanderstel (Executive Director)
Phone 812-332-2517
Email admin [at] monroehistory [dot] org
Address 202 East Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

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.

Subjects
EIN N/A
Updated April 09, 2015

Friends of Wylie House

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie/
Phone 812-855-6224
Email libwylie [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

Organized in December 1989. Provides financial support for Wylie House historic house museum.

Subjects
EIN N/A
Updated April 03, 2015

Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archeology

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Website http://www.gbl.indiana.edu/
Contact April Sievert (Director)
Phone 812-855-9544
Email gbl [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

Through the efforts of Eli Lilly and Indiana University, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology was dedicated as an independent research facility with the Indiana University community in 1971. In addition to curating Eli Lilly's archaeological collection and the records and collections from Glenn Black's excavations at the Angel Mounds site, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory also curates over 10,000 collections, made up of millions of individual artifacts, representing over four decades of archaeological research in every county in Indiana and at significant sites throughout the Midwest.

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EIN N/A
Updated May 13, 2015

WonderLab Museum of Health, Science, and Technology

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Website http://www.wonderlab.org
Phone 812-337-1337
Email writeus [at] wonderlab [dot] org
Address 308 West 4th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The mission of WonderLab is to provide opportunities where people of all ages, especially children, can experience the wonder and excitement of science through hands-on experiences that stimulate curiosity, encourage exploration, facilitate discovery and foster learning.

Website contains a link for sending direct emails.

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Updated February 26, 2015
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