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Educational Programs

The Putnam County Museum is a great local history resource for educators and parents. We welcome children of all ages and grades for field trips. Third and fourth grade classes receive special invitations because a trip to the Museum complements the Indiana and Putnam County history curriculum.


Our Education Committee, composed of active and retired teachers, has created engaging programs for students. We have linked the information to Indiana Standards for your teaching convenience.


Please book field trips four weeks in advance, giving more than one possible date for a visit. We recommend spending a minimum of 60-90 minutes at the Museum. Please contact us for further information.


For Parents

Parents are also welcome to use our educational resources and programs. Our interactive features are a fun way for children to learn about their local history and culture. To schedule a private tour of the Museum for the whole family, please contact us.


Educational Programs

  • Life 100 Years Ago

  • Putnam County Folklore

  • School at the turn of the century (Emma Stigler, Putnam County Schoolmarm)

  • Chewing Gum Lady (Edith Browning)

  • Famous Figures/Places of Putnam County (Recommended for 4th grade)

  • Round Barns of Indiana

  • Dillinger’s Greencastle Heist

  • Abraham Lincoln Story, including county connections (Recommended for 4th grade)

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