Events & Current Exhibits

March 8th, 2020 Through April 25th

All County Student Art Show 

The student art show runs through april 25th.  

Calling all Putnam County Adult Artists!

Submit your art for the Putnam County Adult Art Show, Locality

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 22, 2020

The Greencastle Arts Council, in collaboration with the Putnam County Museum, is pleased to announce LOCALITY: A Visual Arts Exhibition.


We would like to encourage and support the arts in our community by highlighting local 2-D and 3-D artists, both professional and amateur. Priority will be given to artists who live, work, or were born in Putnam County. Artists selected will compete for multiple awards totaling a minimum of $600 and for an Award-Winning Artist’s interview that will be circulated through our quarterly newsletter and on other GAC and/or PCM communication platforms.

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This exhibit, will open to the public June 27, 2020 and continue through August.

Tickets to GAC’s festive, annual Bonne Soirée will include a special preview night at the Museum, June 26.

March 26th, 2020    6:30

History Tune-Up with Larry Tippin

Putnam County Historian, Larry Tippin continues his historic talks, on a mostly, monthly basis.

March 26th, the topic will be the history of Roachdale and Racoon.




April 23th will be the history of Bainbridge.

May, etc. to be announced.

Free and open to the public.  

Annual Membership Meeting

March 22nd, 2020   2:00


will be rescheduled

April 25th, 2020   11:00

Many families in Putnam County can trace one or more ancestor to the O'Hair family.  This Founding Family Exhibit opens with a presentation by family genealogists.  Artifacts, photos and other family- held memorabilia will be 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.

Free and open to the public. 

May 2nd, 2020   11:00

Student Curated interactive exhibit opening

Come experience learning from the students' eye-view!  Classes from all four Putnam County school districts have curated exhibits for the museum.  From research, to funding, through assembly of the finished exhibits, the students have done it all!   


In collaboration with The Castle, area teachers received training in Project Based Learning which fulfills a state requirement.  In turn, their classes have created exhibits that invite interaction from students of all ages.

The opening day of this exhibit will feature not only the exhibits, but a musical production by 2nd graders and Mike VanResselaer!

May 23rd

Antique Tractor & Machinery Show

and Demonstrations

9:00 - 4:00


Food & Fun !

Museum Hours   


Until Further Notice

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