Museums - Community Organizations

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Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection

Websitehttp://www.indiana.edu/~sagecoll/
Address2805 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.

ContactKelly Richardson
ksrichar [at] indiana.edu
812-855-4627
Community Organizations Subjects

Farmer House Museum

Websitehttp://thefarmerhousemuseum.wix.com/homepage
Address529 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.

ContactEmily Purcell
812-336-5597
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects

Friends of Art

Websitehttps://soaad.indiana.edu/about/facilities/foa-bookshop/index.html
AddressFine 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 since 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.

Contactfoart [at] indiana.edu
(812) 855-5300
Community Organizations Subjects

Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archeology

Websitehttps://gbl.indiana.edu/
Address423 N. Fess St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
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.

ContactApril Sievert (Director)
gbl [at] indiana.edu
812-855-9544
Community Organizations Subjects

Mathers Museum of World Cultures

Websitehttps://mmwcweb.sitehost.iu.edu
Address416 North Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
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.

Contactmathers [at] indiana.edu
812-855-6873
Year Established1963
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects

Monroe County History Center

Websitehttps://monroehistory.org
Address202 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/

Contactmchcoperations [at] gmail.com
812-332-2517
Year Established1973
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects

WonderLab Museum of Health, Science, and Technology

Websitehttps://www.wonderlab.org/
Address308 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.

Contactwriteus [at] wonderlab.org
812-337-1337
Community Organizations Subjects