The John Hay Center - A Major Exhibit of Washington County, Indiana History





The Stevens Memorial Museum at The John Hay Center

Built in 1970 as a memorial to preserve the community's history, the Stevens Memorial Museum is the centerpiece of the John Hay Center, founded by the Washington County Historical Society.  The museum was designed to preserve the heritage of Washington County, Indiana and contains dozens of exhibits representing thousands of artifacts from generous donors.

An overview of exhibits available at The Stevens Memorial Museum can be reviewed by following this link. As this web site evolves over time, additional exhibits will be added for your viewing.  You are encouraged to bookmark this page and revisit often.  

The Genealogical Library also represents an extensive collection of documents and materials regarded by many as one of the Midwest's finest collections   Dating back to the 19th century, records include birth, death, marriage, divorce and more.   Page references are accessible by following this link.  

The John Hay Center also serves as host to a variety of festivals and events throughout the year including Old Settlers’ Days held in mid-September each year.  During that time, re-enactments throughout the Pioneer Village are carefully crafted to replicate an historic lifestyle and to entertain the public in its village square, school, church and other venues.

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Steven's Museum
307 East Market Street
Salem, Indiana 47167

Museum tours: $2 each
Village tours: $2 each
Depot tours: $2 each
Genealogical Library $3 each
Yearly Membership Includes Admission

Phone: 812-883-6495

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-5:00
Closed Sundays and Mondays

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