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Welcome to the Putnam County Museum
Past Exhibits and Events
Exploration: A Retrospective of the Works of Bill Meehan
Exploration: A Retrospective of the Works of Bill Meehan was on display at the Putnam County Museum from October 8th, 2022 - February 11th, 2023.
Natural Wonders, a collection of images by Lynne Tweedie, opened on November 26th, 2022.
2022 Adult Visual Arts Exhibition
This annual collaboration between the Putnam County Museum and the Greencastle Arts Council featured works by 35 artists — all of whom have lived, worked, studied or were born in Putnam County.
2022 Student Art Show
The 2022 Student Art Show featured over 140 works of art from talented K-12 students in Putnam County.
Out of Line
"Out of Line - A Retrospective Exhibition" featured a large variety of works by Martha Donovan Opdahl.
100 Years of Rotary
This exhibit showcased some of the work Rotary has done in the community of Putnam County and beyond in the past 100 years.
Living Local: Putnam County Adult Art Show (2021)
The 2nd Annual Visual Arts Exhibit: Living Local was sponsored by the Greencastle Arts Council. Over 40 artists’ works are on display, all from Putnam and surrounding counties.
The O'Hair Family
Many families in Putnam County can trace one or more ancestors to the O'Hair family. This Founding Family Exhibit showcased artifacts, photos and other family- held memorabilia, artfully arranged to tell the story of this Putnam County family.
2021 Student Art Show
The 2021 Student Art Show showcased a collection of art created by K-12 students in Putnam County, and was on display at the Putnam County Museum from March 2nd to April 24th. Please click below to view the show virtually.
Putnam County Adult Artists Show (2020)
Locality: a Visual Arts Exhibition. This exhibit had an open call for artists that live, work, attend school, or were born in Putnam County, as well as artists in surrounding areas that support our west central Indiana Community. 24 finalists were chosen to participate, and the exhibition was on display at the Putnam County Museum throughout the months of July and August.
2020 Putnam County Student Art Show
The 2020 Student Art show featured works of art from K-12 students in Putnam County. Due to Covid-19, the exhibit was forced to close early, but may be viewed virtually by clicking the button below.
Beyond the Bright Red Counter (2020)
This multi media exhibit, by Depauw student Konrad Rula, utilized sight, sound, and motion to tell the story of White Cleaners, a family-run business that operated in Putnam County for over 72 years.
Bearing Witness: "88 Cores" + Paradise and It's Dark Side
A visual art exhibition of place and time in which nature and culture intersect: the global and the local connect. LA artist Peggy Weil's "88 Cores" video instillation made accessible to us ice cores from the Greenland ice sheet, showing global climate change.
About the Land (2017)
How has our use of Putnam County and its resources changed since the founding familes started populating the hills, hollers, and flatlands? How did we feed our families then? How do we feed our families now? Various artifacts and pieces of equipment told the story of then and now.
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