Astronaut

Grissom’s Boyhood Home/Museum

  • 715 W. Grissom Ave
  • Mitchell, IN.  47446

Celebrate the life of famed astronaut and Mitchell native, Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, at his family home. The home is decorated in a 1940s style using Grissom family pieces and period furniture. The back porch museum includes highlights of Gus Grissom’s career. Open Saturdays, May-October

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Lawrence County Museum of History

  • 929 15th Street
  • Bedford, IN.  47421

The museum holds limestone exhibits and artifacts, local carvings from Lawrence County artisans, as well as a host of other memorabilia and historical lore from the region. The Lawrence County Museum of History and its gift shop is open five day a week: Tuesday through Friday, 9 am-4 pm and Saturday 9 am-3 pm. Admission …

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Grissom Memorial

  • 3333 State Road 60 East
  • Mitchell, IN.  47446

Located within Spring Mill State Park, the Grissom Memorial pays tribute to Mitchell’s native son, Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom. The memorial is a tribute to the Mitchell-born astronaut who was a pioneer in America’s exploration of outer space. The interactive museum features exhibits and actual mementoes from Grissom’s space travels, including a space suit and …

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