Boone County History

History Preserved Throughout Our County

The modern recorded history of Boone County begins in the 17th century, with a concentration of Native American tribes, which gradually gave way to white settlement. From that point forward, the county has developed into today’s vibrant combination of urban and rural influence. Boone County honors its past with historical associations throughout the county.

Thorntown Historical Museum
124 W Main Street Thorntown, IN 46071
The Thorntown Historical Museum maintains items from the earliest settlers as well as from the Native American Indian tribes that lived in the area.
(Call for Hours Open)
Jamestown Press Museum
The Jamestown Press Museum on Main Street, Jamestown provides a look back at a circa 1940s newspaper publishing operation. The museum also maintains a historical collection of items from the town and surrounding areas.
Sullivan Munce Cultural Center – Zionsville
205-225 West Hawthorne Street Zionsville, IN 46077
317.873.4900 (museum & genealogy library) 317.873.6862 (art center)
The SullivanMunce Cultural Center in Zionsville features a wide range of exhibits, events and programs designed for anyone interested in celebrating the culture of a historic town where the past is preserved and the future is embraced. Make the SullivanMunce your destination for art, history, and genealogy.
Click here to visit the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center
Boone County Historical Society
404 West Main Street Lebanon, IN 46052
The Boone County Historical Society's home in county seat, Lebanon, IN acts as a starting point for any historical tour. The Boone County Historical Society operates the Cragun House an 1893 home that serves as the Society’s headquarters and museum.Today the museum provides an authentic glimpse into the lives of an upper-middle class family in the late-nineteenth century.
Click here to visit the Boone County Historical Society website