History

If you have missed the last few chances to go on a hike at Cave River Valley, now is your chance. Meet Spring Mill volunteer, Tony, at the Donaldson parking lot. Then, follow him 15 miles down the road to this very special place that only a few people have heard of.

The hike will be rugged. So, make sure you dress appropriately.

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MONDAY

WINDOW WALK Take a walk through Downtown and view the festive window displays of our local merchants. Window displays will be judged by Quinn O’Sullivan, a professional Space Maker in New York City. The winning display will be announced on Saturday, October 12.

SHOP THE SQUARE Shop at the participating Downtown merchants for a chance to win a grand prize package worth over $100! The winner will be announced Saturday October 12 around 5:00 p.m.

 

TUESDAY

WALKING TOUR Join us for a guided architectural tour of historic Downtown Bedford. The tour will begin at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Lawrence County Museum.

SHOP THE SQUARE Shop at the participating Downtown merchants for a chance to win a grand prize package worth over $100! The winner will be announced Saturday October 12 around 5:00 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY

BEDFORD’S JOURNEY A Journey Through Space – Bedford astronaut, Charlie Walker, and other local contributors to the space program will join moderator Marla Jones at the Lawrence County Museum of History in Downtown Bedford to discuss contributions to the space program and share ten things you may not know about the Apollo Space Program. Lunch is included with a $10 donation. Program will start at noon. Seating is limited. Please RSVP bedfordjourney@gmail.com

SHOP THE SQUARE Shop at the participating Downtown merchants for a chance to win a grand prize package worth over $100! The winner will be announced Saturday October 12 around 5:00 p.m.

DASTARDLY DINNER Relive the last moments of Sarah Schafer, the young Latin teacher at Bedford High School who was brutally murdered on her way home from dinner on a cold night in January 1904. Can you solve the murder even the Pinkerton Agency couldn’t solve? Make your dinner reservations now at the Limestone Cafe for one of the two available seatings on Wednesday, October 9th. Times are 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Please call 812-279-0499 to reserve yours

 

THURSDAY

WALKING TOUR Join us for a guided architectural tour of historic Downtown Bedford. Tours begin at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Lawrence County Museum.

SHOP THE SQUARE Shop at the participating Downtown merchants for a chance to win a grand prize package worth over $100! The winner will be announced Saturday October 12 around 5:00 p.m.

 

FRIDAY

WALKING TOUR Join us for a guided architectural tour of historic Downtown Bedford. There will be two tours that will both begin in front of the Lawrence County Museum.
(1) 12 pm – 1 pm
(2) 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHOP THE SQUARE Shop at the participating Downtown merchants for a chance to win a grand prize package worth over $100! The winner will be announced Saturday October 12 around 5:00 p.m.

FREE MOVIE NIGHT Join us to watch the Toy Story at the Harp Commons! Dress as your favorite character for a chance to win a prize! 7 pm – 9 pm

 

SATURDAY

BEDFORD BED RACE Decorate your bed and race it around the CourtHouse! That’s right! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

FALL MARKET An extension of the Bedford Farmers Market will include extra vendors and craft booths! 8 am – 6 pm

CHILI BOWL Local Churches & non-profit organizations will be selling concessions, including their BEST chili recipes in hopes of garnering the traveling “Chili Bowl” trophy & / or winning the People’s Choice Award! Bring your appetite to support these groups by purchasing food & casting your vote for best chili with $1.00 votes.

FIRESIDE Are you the best storyteller in Bedford? Do you want to hear some of the best stories in Bedford? Join us at StoneGate Arts & Education Center (Shawna M. Girgis Building) from 7pm to 8:30pm. Tickets are $10 per person. Children age 6 & under are free. For more information, call 812-583-6697

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Meet the Spring Mill State Park Naturalist at the Hamer Cemetery.
While you are there, take a look around and learn more about the Hamers and other significant individuals in Spring Mill’s History.

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LIMESTONE HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Celebrate and honor the “Limestone Capital of the World” with games, food, music and entertainment!

This Years Theme: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

Limestone Heritage Festival Parade: Saturday, 6:00 PM.
Would you like to be in the Parade? CLICK HERE.

Food Vendors: Friday and Saturday, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM on the J Street section of Bedford’s Downtown Square.

Free Concerts:
Friday-
6 – 8 PM: Summertime Band
8:30 – 10:30 PM: Stone Carnival

Saturday –
2 – 3 PM: Derrick Weidner
3:30 – 5 PM: Mr. Taggart
8 – 10 PM: Soul Street
10:30 – 11 PM: Soul Street Resumes

Beer Garden:
Friday-
6 PM – Midnight at the Harp Commons Stage

Saturday-
Noon – 11 PM at the Harm Commons Stage

Fireworks: In Downtown Bedford at 10:00 PM on Saturday.

Limestone Carving Exhibit: Friday –  at the Downtown Depot + Architectural Walking Tours.

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SATURDAY MAY 25

9:30 AM – Cave River Valley Hike
Meet at Donaldson Parking Lot
Have you been to the property that Spring Mill manages in Washington County? It’s full of history! Prepare to get your feet wet as we hike down to the valley!

3:30 PM – The Transformation of Milling
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center
With slides of historic maps, photos and documents, David Nord from IU will describe how a national and global revolution in flour milling played out in Indiana. Don’t miss!

SUNDAY MAY 26

10:00 AM – Wildflower Hike
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center
The beauty of Spring is all around. Come enjoy a hike around the lake with naturalist, Chris, as he tells you more about the beautiful flowers of Spring. Hike is 45 minutes, rugged.

11:00 AM – Trees Tell a Story
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center
Trees can’t talk, but they can tel us a story through their rings and leaves. Learn about trees and their leaves in this interesting program.

3:30 PM – Creek Stomp
Meet at Village Ordinary
Feel the cool spring water on your feet as you explore who calls this creek home.

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It’s “Visit Indiana Week”

Celebrate #WaybackWednesday with us here in Lawrence County and experience the rich history that we house.

Lawrence County Museum of History
This special museum resides in a 100-year-old limestone building and holds exhibits and artifacts precious to Lawrence County history. Inside the 2,400 sq. ft. gallery, you will see limestone exhibits and artifacts with carvings from local artisans, as well as, a wide array of memorabilia and historical lore from the region.

Spring Mill State Park
Pioneer Village – Restored in 1914, the settler village features over 20 historic buildings to explore. The Grist Mill, powered by water, still works today, and if you visit upstairs, you will find 1800s memorabilia.
Grissom Memorial – Mitchell native, Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts. The exhibit features the Molly Brown spacecraft, his space suit and many other artifacts from his early life to his time at NASA.

#HoosIN for learning more about Lawrence County History?

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WILLIAMS COVERED BRIDGE DINNER

The Williams Covered Bridge was built in 1884 and continues to stretch high above the White River to this day, celebrating it’s long history with the Williams Community. While you can no longer drive across the bridge, it still welcomes today’s adventurers!

On this special day, Lawrence County Tourism invites you to have dinner with us on this beautiful historical site.

Menu:

Pulled Pork
Chicken
Sides
& Dessert

GATHER | 4:00 PM
DINNER | 5:00 PM

 

Call us at (812) 849-1090 to reserve your ticket.
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE

$25 / TICKET

Tickets can be picked up at the Lawrence County Visitors Center:
533 W Main Street, Mitchell, Indiana

Open Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM