“A must-see if you’re visiting Shelbyville.”

Bill N.


The Grover Center changes exhibits a couple of times per year, but also has several permanent displays, including “The Streets of Old Shelby” and “The Railroad in Shelby County” exhibits.

In addition to the permanent exhibits, the museum also has three rotating galleries, including the Jack and Martha Warble Gallery and the Charlotte Jones Gallery. The three galleries’ exhibits are changed once a year, and the museum is always looking for new, interesting historical collections.

Shelby County History Gallery & Meeting Room

Used for rotating exhibits and as a rental space. Please stop in and see our progress on the textile collection. 

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. 

Shelby County Railroad

This permanent exhibition has something for everyone! With activities for the little ones in the children’s corner to model trains, this is a must-see for families. 

Jack and Martha Warble Gallery

In this gallery, we’re currently featuring  eValuating Public Square, which explores the history of Public Square and its use as a gathering point for generations of county residents. 

Charlotte Jones Gallery

The Charlotte Jones Gallery has served as a rotating gallery since the museum’s creation in 1981. It is home to a permanent exhibit, Building Shelby County: From the Glacial Period to Today.

Dr. Clifton Latshaw Photo Gallery

The Dr. Clifton Latshaw Photography Gallery gives guests the opportunity to see Shelby County’s past through photographs and the equipment that captured them. The current exhibit, Written in Light: The Orebaugh Studio. 

Shizuoka Our Sister City 

This exhibit named Shizuoka: Our Sister City is a brief look at the history of Shizuoka, Japan; historically, culturally and economically.. 35 years ago three women started this relationship between two cities that has blossomed into an economic collaboration that has lasted decades. Twelve Japanese businesses, that started with Ryobi, now call Shelby County home. This exhibit also offers an opportunity to learn about the art of Ukiyo-E and the ancient art of block printing. 



March 19th, 2024 at 6:30pm: “Reminiscence Night”

Director Sarah will be giving a brief presentation of the history of The Elks Club. Come out and share your memories of the Elks Club!