Lawrence County Museum of History

Lawrence County Museum of History & Edward L. Hutton Research Library

Other Local Sites

Lawrence County Tourism Commission -

The Lawrence County Tourism Commission is a great place to start if you are unfamiliar with Lawrence County. Their office and website can help you find attractions, lodging, shopping, dining and many recreational opportunities to enjoy.

Bedford area

About Bedford - Facts from the Bedford Chamber of Commerce site

Bedford Online -

Bedford Online offers news, classifieds, a community calendar, gas prices and other features.

Bedford Public Library -

The Bedford Public Library has donated much of their genealogy research collection to the Edward L. Hutton Research Library but still has several high school yearbooks and books on county histories and genealogy. They also have speakers and programs for your enjoyment.

Bedford Times-Mail Newspaper -

Bedford’s newspaper gives updates on news and events happening in and around Bedford. The website also allows searches for past stories and has contact information for newspaper staff.

Bluespring Caverns and Park -
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A park featuring a cave and underground river which offers subterranean boat tours on the Myst'ry river. Includes park history, tours and sightseeing, 1459 Blue Springs Caverns Road, Bedford, (812 279-9471.

City of Bedford - 

Indiana Space Complex

The Indiana Space Complex has as its goal to honor all men and women who have been a part of the U. S. Space Program and to provide space themed educational opportunities for all age groups.  The venue will be unique and world class, designed to accentuate the region’s strong space related heritage, assist at strengthening statewide tourism, encourage new local economic growth, and aid with the regional learning experience.

Lawrence County Art Association -

The Lawrence County Art Association is conveniently located downtown in the restored Wiley House at 1402 J Street. It is open Thursday and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. New exhibits are mounted each month and open with a reception on the fourth Friday of the month.

Lawrence County Concert Association -

The Lawrence County Concert Association offers a series of professional concerts in Bedford each season.

Lawrence County History Festival

This annual festival held in April features historic reenactments, shows, food, special guests, historic gifts, demonstrations and the opportunity to spend a weekend with other lovers of history.

Little Theatre of Bedford -

The Little Theatre of Bedford is a community theater that presents a number of dramatic performances every year.  

Shannon in the Morning and Deb -

If it’s happening in Lawrence County, you can get information about it from  Listen to oldies music while you learn about local events and happenings and find out where Shannon and Deb and other personalities will be broadcasting live next.

Heltonville area

Turner Doll Factory -

Mitchell area

Carousel Winery 

Located near the Spring Mill Park entrance, at 6058 Lawrenceport Road, Mitchell, In. Click for directioons

Mitchell Opera House
Location: 7th & Brook Streets, Mitchell, IN 47446

Originally built in 1906 and completely restored in 2015, the historic Mitchell Opera House enjoys a rich tradition of community events, film screenings and live music entertainment. Recalling the days when the Monon Line connected with the B&O Railroad, the Opera House now serves as a permanent hub for the arts in Southern Indiana.

With a stage once graced by Broadway’s biggest stars, leading films and their producers, and even the President of the United States, the Mitchell Opera House invites you back to a simpler time. Buy a ticket, bring the family, and try to keep your toes from tapping.

Mitchell Public Library -

The Mitchell Public Library is located on 804 Main Street in Mitchell.
Please note: Mitchell Times newspaper records on microfilm (previously at the Mitchell Library) are now available in the Hutton Research Library at the Lawrence County Museum of History in Bedford.

 Spring Mill State Park - 

Spring Mill State Park offers a powerful illustration of the link between the natural and cultural worlds. The water flowing from several cave springs led to the founding of an industrial village in the early 1800s. Visitors can explore this story in the park’s four interpretive facilities—the Pioneer Village, Nature Center, Grissom Memorial, and Twin Caves Boat Tour—and see it reflected on the landscape as they hike the trails. 

Antiques and collectibles

 Oolitic Antique Mall - 118 Main Street, Oolitic

 Colglazier's Antiques - 621 Main Street, Mitchell

Ma Nancy's - 609 W Main Street, Mitchell

Mitchell Antique Mall - 7th & Main Street, Mitchell

Peddlers Corner - 1420 H Street, Bedford, 812-278-3192

The Persimmon Tree - 609 Main Street, Mitchell


929 15th Street, Bedford, IN 47421  |  (812) 278-8575  | | Tues-Fri: 9-4, Sat: 9-3