The mission of the Morgan County History Center and Museum is to collect, preserve, study, interpret and exhibit significant materials relating to the history of Morgan County and to provide related educational services for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge of the history of the county. Morgan County has a rich history. Sports legends, the Indiana flag, sanitariums, railroads, furniture factories, certain famous criminals, and fisheries are to name a few historical interests. There are many important artifacts and documents related to the county’s history that need to preserved and archived. Many of these items are in people’s basements and attics and are in danger of being lost as generations move on.
The museum is located in the historic Blackstone House also known as the Disciple House, 127 South Main Street in Martinsville. The museum provides a positive image of the county and a destination for the public who visit the newly renovated town square. It will also provide opportunities for school and youth groups to visit and learn about their home community. In addition, it will be a resource for research for local historians and the public.
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