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With the onset of World War II, the traditional social roles for men and women of Monroe County shifted dramatically. With a large number of men overseas, women had to take up both roles. The new exhibition 'Women of RCA' shows how women contributed to the war effort, took care of their families, and shaped the identity of a post-World War II Monroe County.Find out more »
While women took blue collar jobs during World War II, their uniforms began to reflect a feminine presence in a male-dominated environment. On loan from Indiana University’s Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection, a jumpsuit worn by a worker in Evansville, Indiana, will be on display, as well as other garments typical of RCA wartime workers.Find out more »
The players of the 1918-1919 Bloomington High School team left Lafayette on March 15th, 1919, as state champions. Often undersized and out-skilled, the speed of the “Little Giants” defeated five teams in three days. After outscoring the host school Lafayette 18-15 in the final, the BHS team cemented their place in Monroe County history. A special presentation about this historic season by Roger F. Robison will begin at 6:00 PM.Find out more »
Join us for a boutique experience of the annual Garage Sale! Explore this spring-inspired afternoon before the sale in June. All proceeds of the pop-up preview and annual Garage Sale support the preservation of collections, programs, and exhibits at the Monroe County History Center.Find out more »