Where memories aren’t just shared; they’re made.



Grover Center Museum and Historical Society, a 501c-3 Indiana not-for-profit corporation, operates the Louis H. and Lena Firn Grover Museum in Shelbyville, Ind.

Keeping with its mission, the center is open to the public free of charge but donations are encouraged.


“eVALUating Public Square” – Honoring the history of Shelbyville’s Public Square and role in Shelby County’s history, this exhibit examines its development & impact over the last 200 years.

“Building Shelby County: From Lithic to Today” – Displayed in the Jones Gallery, this exhibit features an interactive cabin feature and leads visitors through Shelby County’s development in agriculture and industry.

“The Streets of Old Shelby” – A unique experience unlike any other! Guests walk through the streets of a life-sized village set during the early 1900s and take in artifacts that are displayed in each of the storefronts. 


3 Simple Ways You Can Be Our Hero


  1. VOLUNTEER: Volunteers help make our events amazing.
  2. SPREAD THE WORD: Share our efforts on social media.
  3. DONATE: Donations make it possible to keep going.


JUNETEENTH, June 19th 6:30pm

Director Sarah will be presenting the history behind our newest federal holiday and the importance of it. Come celebrate Juneteenth: A Day For All! Including a proclamation from Shelbyville mayor, Scott Ferguson. Refreshments will be provided.



Sunset Park, June 22nd 12-5pm 

Free food, live music and entertainment! More info to come. 


Every Friday June 14th-July 26th, Summer Storytimes

Summer is just around the corner and the Shelby County Public Library and the Grover Center have teamed up for summer storytimes for the kiddos! 10am every Friday, Join us at the Grover Center for a storybook and some fun.


 July 6th, 2024 Root Beer Float Day

Root Beer Floats will be served from 12-3 in the Emporium!

Interested in museum benefits?


Become a member today for:

Discounted and free events

Helping our cause

Early access to new exhibits

Exclusive gift shop discounts