Ohio County Historical Society Museum, Rising Sun

#153 of 170 in Museums in Indiana
Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
Established in 1968, the Ohio County Historical Society opened its museum in 1972. Housed in a 19th century plow factory, most of the contents have been donated by Ohio County residents, their families, and friends. Displays focus on the 1800′s and early 20th century life and events.

The best known item in the collection is the racing boat, HOOSIER BOY, famous raceboat of the early 1900′s. The boat holds the record between Cincinnati and Louisville, round trip, at 60 mph. It was designed, built and raced by J. W. Whitlock of Rising Sun.

Always FREE admission!

Donations gratefully accepted.

Director: Cliff Thies
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  • I had a great time at the Ohio County Museum. There was no set admission fee, just a donation box for free will contributions. I went to see a small collection of quilts that are traveling, made by.....  more »
  • This is one of Rising Sun's finest gems. Learn some local history, enjoy the ambiance of the lovely old building and slip back in time. If passing through Ohio County, be sure to take the time to...  more »
  • Nice little place. Events hall is really pretty.
  • It beautiful place to have a get to gether with family and friends

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