Events & Current Exhibits
2021 Student Art Show
The 2021 Student Art Show features a collection of art by K-12 students from Putnam County, and will be on display at the Putnam County Museum from March 2nd to April 24th.
You are welcome to view the collection (and vote for your favorite piece) virtually here, and we also invite you to view the collection in person:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM
We ask that you call ahead (765-653-8419) to schedule your visit. Please wear a mask. Thank you!
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.