in 1970 as a memorial to preserve community history,
the Stevens Memorial Museum is the centerpiece of the
John Hay Center. The two and one-half story building
was built using bricks from various historic structures
main exhibit area includes special sections devoted to
early lawyers, a dentist’s office and one of the
town’s earliest and most popular confectionaries.
addition to thousands of items related to southern Indiana
history, the museum contains and extensive genealogy
and historical library which draws researchers from all
over the United States. The library contains many family
histories, church, cemetery and census records, obituaries,
newspaper clippings, old photographs and other information.
library is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday though Saturday.