Museums & History
Immerse yourself in Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana's rich history and culture. Discover places of the past, get hands on with interactive displays, enjoy educational tours and investigate fascinating artifacts - the perfect museum is just waiting to be explored.
Richmond, Indiana has the only two permanent mummy displays in the state of Indiana - located at Wayne County Historical Museum & Joseph Moore Museum of Natural History. Richmond Art Museum is the oldest cultural institution in Wayne County and the second oldest art museum in Indiana. The Richmond Art Museum is the only active public art museum housed within an active public high school in the United States.
A public memorial was built to honor those who served in Vietnam. A POW/MIA memorial from the when the traveling wall memorial came through Wayne County, a stone listing the number of those who died in Vietnam, and a statue of the military rifle and boots are all included surrounded by Indiana stones. Please respectfully visit the site at this residential home and take pictures. Parking is a
The Museum features items from Clay and other Wayne County Townships, photos, a genealogy library, and more. Be sure to notice the post clock that stands outside the museum. Be sure to visit the memorial garden and gazebo. Donations accepted.
Over the years a total of 29 covered bridges were built in Preble County, Ohio. Today, seven covered bridges remain including the oldest bridge in the state of Ohio.
A national liberal arts college of 1,200, the College's mission still reflects the influence of the Quakers who founded it in 1847; enabling students to engage a changing world.
An extensive collection of Quaker genealogy. Special holdings include the Herbert Hoover Peace Studies Collection. Earlham is a Library of Congress selected depository of government documents.
Picture yourself living in an elegant Victorian Mansion, then tour the Gaar House and Farm Museum to see what life was like during that era. The home was built by Agnes and Abram Gaar in 1876. Garden and pool area available for special events. Admission is charged.
The Gennett Records branch of the now-defunct Starr Piano Company is well-known for its groundbreaking recordings of numerous jazz pioneers like Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington. Once located on the banks of the Whitewater River in the center of Richmond, Gennett Records also recorded many pioneers in other styles of American music. Blues artist Thomas A.
1257 feet above sea level. Latitude 40° 00', longitude 84° 51' W, Indiana's highest point is amidst a grove of trees. Located 15 miles north of Richmond. Exit 153 off I-70 on S.R. 227. Travel 10 miles north to Bethel. 1 mile west on Bethel Rd. and .09 miles north on Elliott Rd.
Historic Cambridge City is located on the National Road in the heart of Antique Alley. It is the home to more than 12 quality antique shops and malls, beautifully restored homes, Museum of Overbeck Art Potter, cozy local eateries and a bed and breakfast. In the mid 19th century, the Whitewater Canal flowed from Cambridge City to Cincinnati transporting freight and passengers.
A grouping of 19th and early 20th century industrial structures. Today, these buildings house antique stores, a microbrewery, fabulous locally owned restaurants, unique shops, murals, Model T Museum, coffee house, and more!
The museum pays tribute to early automotive history as well as a 1913 mural painted by Charles Newcomb.
Travelers along Indiana's historic National Road will see landscapes marked by the heyday of the 1840s to the 1940s. Historic villages with traditional Main Streets give way to rural pastures. From Federal-style "Pike Towns" and Victorian Streetcar neighborhoods to authentic mile markers and family-owned diners, follow the migration of the nation.
As a traveling missionary and preacher, Quinn helped establish the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in free and slave states before the Civil War. He influenced the faith, community, and education of thousands of black Americans by organizing schools and churches, including Bethel here in 1836. In 1844, the AME General Conference elected him its Fourth Bishop.
A transportation center, platted 1836 along the Whitewater River, the Cumberland/National Road, and the Whitewater Canal route. Four steam railroads served the town; interurban electric railroad opened 1903. Cambridge City Historic District listed in National Register, 1991.
Civil War training camp for the then 5th Congressional District was located on the old fairgrounds. The 16th, 36th, 57th, 69th, 74th, 84th, and 124th regiments of Indiana Volunteers were organized and trained here.
Band organized in East Germantown; members enlisted in 1862. Assigned to the Twelfth Regiment of Indiana Volunteers. Fought with General Ulysses S. Grant. Marched with General William T. Sherman from Atlanta to sea.