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.


 May 4th, 2024 Historic Walking Tour

Join us for an engaging walking tour with local historian Kris Schwickrath. This one hour tour will begin at the Grover Center at 52 W. Broadway and countinue to the public square. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.  Find tickets on our events page!

May 4th, 2024 Root Beer Float Day

Root Beer Floats will be served by Pat and Mary in the Emporium!


Thank you to our co-organizers for our

Black History Month programming.

Second Baptist Church

James Garrett Jr.

Pastor Tony Lambert

Shelby County Public Library and Donna Dennison

Our Community Supporters:

Blessing’s Opera House, Cagney’s, Scott Ferguson, The Strand Theatre, Wade Lewis – Stanley Jones Insurance, The Charles Davis Mansion

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