110 East Market Street
Spencer, Indiana 47460
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
Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month, usually at the Owen County Heritage & Culture Center
at 4:00pm. Everyone is invited.
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
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.
We need you!! This is a total community project that calls for many hands, ideas,
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.