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Carnegie Building Spencer
110 East Market Street
Spencer, Indiana 47460
Phone: (812)829-8870

Open Wednesday through Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Closed Saturday through Tuesday

Grand Reopening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, June 14

The Owen County Heritage & Culture Center (OCHCC) will hold a grand reopening celebration on Wednesday, June 14th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., including a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by the Owen County Chamber of Commerce at 12:15. Refreshments will be served.

The Heritage & Culture Center is reopening after the completion of a major heating system upgrade, including the installation of a new gas-powered steam boiler and rebuilding eight of the 115-year-old radiator valves. The Center is housed in the historic Spencer Carnegie Library. We look forward to welcoming the community back to the museum and coffee & gift shoppe.


Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month, usually at the Owen County Heritage & Culture Center at 4:00pm. Everyone is invited.

Our Vision

The Craftsman style Carnegie Library Building built in 1911 on the Spencer Town square, served as a community library for 90 years. Document storage for Owen County was to be its use for the next 10 years.

In 2005, the OCH&CC Committee was formed by a group of community leaders with the vision for a county-wide center to celebrate the past, present and future of Owen County.

Our Mission

The Owen County Heritage & Culture Center strives to bring together the community through the promotion and sharing of our Owen County heritage and culture to enrich our everyday lives. We promote preservation of our artifacts, traditions, arts, crafts, customs and history through workshops, festivals, demonstrations, displays and educational programs.

Join Us!

We need you!! This is a total community project that calls for many hands, ideas, and skills.

If you or your group are interested in helping with this project through volunteer work and/or funding, or would like more information about available programs, please contact us at (812)829-8870, email one of the officers listed below or write to us at P.O. Box 676, Spencer, IN 47460.
Thank You!

Contact Us

President and Museum Curator:
Vic Kinney

Vice President and Gift Shop:
Madi Arnett

Secretary and Publicity:
Julia Long

Al Tinsley

Education Committee Chair:
Julie Coffin

Barbara Filtri

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