The Monroe County Historical Society welcomes you to beautiful Bloomington located in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. Our History Center offers both permanent and rotating exhibits throughout the year giving Monroe County residents and visitors of all ages a chance to experience what life in Monroe County was like for diverse people at different times and to connect these stories with our lives today. We also offer a local history/genealogical Research Library and a museum store.
Bloominglabs is Indiana’s oldest Hacker/Makerspace! We successfully moved to a new facility in early 2018 which was no small undertaking. Come check out our amazing new space on any public night (Wednesdays from 7-10pm).
The IU School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering is a Platinum sponsor of Makevention 2018. We can’t thank them enough for their support!
Watch this page for more details to come about Makevention 2018.
Also, thanks to everyone who donated to Bloominglabs during our move fundraisers, we are now settled in a new home on South Walnut Street.
Come play Starship Bridge Sims with Myst Brigade.
Discardia, a project of the Center for Sustainable Living, will present the 9th annual Trashion ReFashion Runway Show on Sunday April 8, 2018. Stop by our booth to help us assemble materials for next year’s backdrop. You can see Trashion designs from past years. Also, Bring Your Bag Bloomington will be there to share ideas about reusable bags.
Mara Flynn presents a three-level puzzle that includes maker trivia and decryption of ciphered messages for you to solve.
The IU School of Education will be a sponsor of Makevention in 2018. We can’t thank them enough for their support!
Bloominglabs (co-host of Makevention) has to move! For the past 3 years we’ve enjoyed our current location which is on the future site of the Switchyard Park. The city is ready to begin making progress on the park which means we’ve received an eviction notice. Thankfully we have found a new location, but now we need to raise funds to support our relocation. We are fundraising for our future home and hope to use Makevention to help. Please see our GoFundMe for more details. Thanks!