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Welcome to the Heritage & Culture Center!

Home of the Owen County Heritage Museum
and
the Carnegie Coffee Shoppe & Gift Shop
Carnegie Building Spencer
110 East Market Street
P.O. Box 676
Spencer, Indiana 47460

Currently open by appointment only.
Please email Vic Kinney to schedule a visit.

Reopening regular hours starting August 12 on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Check back for more information, including possible expanded hours and special events.

The Owen County Heritage & Culture Center is a nonprofit organization housed in the historic Spencer Carnegie Library building. We provide a museum with a variety of displays showcasing the heritage and history of Owen County, and a reference/research library collection and reading area. We also offer a coffee shoppe with homemade baked goods, tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, and a gift shop that features a variety of unique and locally-made items, as well as books by local authors (proceeds from coffee/gift shop sales benefit the upkeep of the museum and the building). All of this is in a down-home, relaxed atmosphere, housed in the warm, historic charm of the old library building. No admission fee. Come visit us soon!



Meetings

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 was built in 1911 on the Spencer Town square and opened in January 1912. It served as a community library for over 85 years. Document storage for Owen County was to be its use for the next several years.

In 2005, the Owen County Heritage & Culture Center 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 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
vickinney70@gmail.com

Vice President and Gift Shop:
Madi Arnett
madi1943@comcast.net

Secretary and Publicity:
OPEN
webmaster@owencountyindhistory.org

Treasurer:
Al Tinsley
a.tinsley379@comcast.net

Education Committee Chair:
OPEN
webmaster@owencountyindhistory.org

Webmaster:
Barbara Filtri
webmaster@owencountyindhistory.org

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