Upcoming Events

  1. Art Association of Henry County – Exhibit

    September 9, 2017 - October 29, 2018
  2. Art Association of Henry County – Exhibit

    November 9 - November 25
  3. Shirley Downtown Christmas Walk

    November 25 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Museum & Historical Societies

Henry County Historical Society Museum

606 S 14th St New Castle IN 47362

The Henry County Historical Society Museum is located in the home of Civil War General William Grose, which is listed on the Indiana Register of Historic Landmarks. It is a Victorian Italianate home that was built in 1870. The society, one of the oldest and largest in Indiana, was founded in 1887. The primary function of the museum is to promote and preserve the history of Henry County, Indiana. The museum offers tours to see the antiques, paintings, and current exhibits. The genealogy library is one of the best in the area. Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday 10 - 3 p.m. Admission: Adults $2; Students $1; Children 12 & under and members, no charge. Telephone: 765- 529-4028


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Hoover Hall

103 E. Main Street Spiceland IN 47385

Spiceland's Community Center with Gazebo; Museum & Art Gallery Community Center available for rental. A commercial Victorian Italianate building, erected in 1875. Museum and Art Gallery are opened by appointment only. Telephone: 765-987-7117


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Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

408 Trojan Lane New Castle IN 47362

Celebrate the rich history of Indiana basketball! Hundreds of game films and thousands of photographs and artifacts tell the story of Indiana's fabulous basketball tradition. Meet the heroes of the game, from the days of peach baskets and laced balls, through this year's champions. Hours of Operation Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Telephone: 765-529-1891


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Knightstown Historic Museum/Meeting House

22 North Washington Street Knightstown IN

Our mission is to actively preserve the history of this community. We urge searching our own backyards for items and stories that are so relevant to our humble beginnings. Our organization was initially started to preserve the identity of Century Old Homes. We were also actively involved in preserving the present Knightstown Academy and the Hoosier Gym, both Indiana Landmarks. The Historic Knightstown Inc. Museum houses and displays items and memorabilia that reflect historical events of the past and the present. Monthly meetings are conducted and several programs are presented by authors, artists, guest speakers, historians, and preservationists. Hours of Operation By Appointment 765-345-5224


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Middletown Historical Society Museum

559 Locust Middletown IN

The Middletown Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the written and pictorial history of Middletown and Fall Creek Township. We maintain a large collection of historic photos; genealogy files; family histories; birth; death and burial records; “The Middletown News” on microfilm; as well as many books, maps, local artifacts and displays.


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New Castle High School Fieldhouse

801 Parkview Drive New Castle IN 47362

Since 1959, the "World's Largest and Finest High School Fieldhouse." The building contains 81,555 square feet. Seating capacity 9,325. Home of the New Castle Trojans, and basketball greats: Kent Benson, Mr. Indiana Basketball 1973, and Steve Alford Mr. Indiana Basketball 1983. Also host to a variety of sporting events. Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 765-593-6685


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Shirley Historical Society/Museum

South Railroad Steet Shirley IN

Located in the Shirley Depot. Next to historical buildings of Dr. Wilson's old office and the Octagon House. Displays pieces of Shirley's past to keep the history alive. Items on display are of a wide variety such as tools, quilts, books, a telephone operators station, a barbers chair, a cast iron stove, and much more! Open June - September Saturday - Sunday 1pm - 4pm Other times by appointment


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Hoosier Gym

355 N Washington St Knightstown IN

Home Gym of the Hickory Huskers, from the movie "Hoosiers" (1985) starring Gene Hackman and Barbara Hershey. The Gym is available for special events rental and tours. It is virtually unchanged from the 50’s, allowing visitors to experience the history of Indiana’s favorite sport. Come and step into the “History of Hoosier Hysteria”. Donations accepted. Hoosier Gymnasium Number: 765-345-2100 Hours of Operation Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Telephone: 765-345-2402


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Vera's Little Red Dollhouse Museum

4385 W County Rd 850 N Middletown IN

Walking inside this Museum is like peeking behind the scenes of a fairy tale. Vera & Bob Sanders opened in 1986. It features 2 large rooms with every type of doll imaginable. One room consists of an Animal collection of her daughter’s Amy. Hours of Operation: Appointment Only Telephone: 765-533-3453


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Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum

1525 N CR 750 E Hagerstown IN

Displays a full-scale replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer, a replica of the birthplace home of Wilbur Wright, with period furnishings, original smokehouse and lots more. Enjoy a stroll down “Main Street” depicting American Life in the early 1900’s, and a variety of Wilbur Wright memorabilia exhibited in a peaceful rural setting. Hours of Operation April – October Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 765-332-2495


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