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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. 


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  1. VOLUNTEER: Volunteers help make our events amazing.
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  3. DONATE: Donations make it possible to keep going.


February 13th, 2024 6:30 pm at Blessings Opera House

Finding Freedom in Columbus


February 20th, 2024 6:30 pm at the Shelby County Public Library

Local Black History Stories


February 27th, 2024 7pm at Strand Theatre

Celebrating our Freedom


March 19th, 2024 6:30 pm at Grover Center

Reminiscence Night – The Elks Club


Interested in museum benefits?


Become a member today for:

  • Discounted and free events
  • Helping our cause
  • Exclusive gift shop discounts
  • Exclusive articles on Shelby County’s history