Events & Current Exhibits

Pacific and Eastern Model Railroad Club

September 28-December 27

It's back! Members of the Pacific and Eastern Model Railroad Club have been busy putting together their well known, portable 0 scale model train layout. Call to make an appointment, and see it in action, alongside the museum's displays of artifacts from the Monon and Pennsylvania Railroad.

To see this display in action, please call Dennis Scamihorn (317) 340-8181 or Larry Chastain (317) 244-7105.


The O'Hair Family


Many families in Putnam County can trace one or more ancestor to the O'Hair family.  This Founding Family Exhibit showcases artifacts, photos and other family- held memorabilia, artfully arranged to tell the story of this Putnam County family.


Michael O'Hair, who was born in Ireland in 1749, came to America as a young adult. A veteran of the American Revolutionary War, he married 3 times and had more than 20 children in Virginia and Kentucky. His son, James Edington Montgomery O'Hair, came to Putnam County, Indiana in the late 1820's, where he and his descendants made O'Hair one of the more prominent and well known families in the county.

This exhibit is free and open to the public.  Please call for an appointment, per our Covid-19 protocols.  (765)653-8419



Salute to Cassie Hunt,

North Putnam Runner

Cassie Hunt ran for the North Putnam Cougars, and was twice the athlete of the year at the University of Illinois. 


This display of Cassie's awards, accolades and even her shoes will be available until spring of 2021.

We are open! Call or email today to make an appointment, or book a tour with museum staff.  

(765) 653-8419

The Museum is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, supported by membership dues and donations

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