Alexandria Monroe Historical Society Museum

Alexandria Monroe Historical Society Museum The Museum is open (April-December). If you would like to schedule a visit call 765-490-0081 or email: [email protected]
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Santa, Little Danny, and Tiger at the museum today! Last day of the 2019 season. Closed until April 2020.
12/14/2019

Santa, Little Danny, and Tiger at the museum today! Last day of the 2019 season. Closed until April 2020.

Today 11-1pm at Museum.
12/14/2019

Today 11-1pm at Museum.

This is the last week if the museum will be open for 2019. The museum will be open Thursday regular hours 1 PM to 5 PM. On Saturday the museum will be open from 10 AM to 1 PM. Santa Claus will be at the museum on Saturday from 11 AM to 1 PM. Please bring your cameras for pictures with Santa Claus

This is the last week if the museum will be open for 2019. The museum will be open Thursday regular hours 1 PM to 5 PM. ...
12/10/2019

This is the last week if the museum will be open for 2019. The museum will be open Thursday regular hours 1 PM to 5 PM. On Saturday the museum will be open from 10 AM to 1 PM. Santa Claus will be at the museum on Saturday from 11 AM to 1 PM. Please bring your cameras for pictures with Santa Claus

Little Danny is getting hungry for the Annual Chili Dinner at the museum today 4-7pm. $5 “all you can eat”. Chili, drink...
12/06/2019

Little Danny is getting hungry for the Annual Chili Dinner at the museum today 4-7pm. $5 “all you can eat”. Chili, drink, and cookies!

Annual Chili Dinner Friday December 6, 4-7pm, $5 all you can eat. Come by and watch the Alex Christmas Parade and warm u...
12/04/2019

Annual Chili Dinner Friday December 6, 4-7pm, $5 all you can eat. Come by and watch the Alex Christmas Parade and warm up with some chili

We are looking for an Alex Tiger Sectional Derby. These were decorated for the basketball sectional. They were crimson w...
11/30/2019

We are looking for an Alex Tiger Sectional Derby. These were decorated for the basketball sectional. They were crimson with gold ribbon. If you would want to donate one to the museum, please contact us. Here is a picture of Dick Imel from 1968.

Are you Shopping Small Saturday? Stop by the museum. Open today 10-1pm
11/30/2019

Are you Shopping Small Saturday? Stop by the museum. Open today 10-1pm

Alexandria Monroe Historical Society Museum
11/16/2019

Alexandria Monroe Historical Society Museum

Some of the pictures from the Indy Star article.
11/16/2019

Some of the pictures from the Indy Star article.

The only pictures known to exist from the Kelly Axe factory in Alexandria. Thank you John K Widener for the pictures. Fr...
11/10/2019

The only pictures known to exist from the Kelly Axe factory in Alexandria. Thank you John K Widener for the pictures. From 1883-1904 the factory was located just north of SR 28. For more information and to see artifacts visit the museum

Alexandria has been visited by 2 US Presidents. John F Kennedy came through the city campaigning in 1960. We have pictur...
10/19/2019
Madison County welcomes Roosevelt

Alexandria has been visited by 2 US Presidents. John F Kennedy came through the city campaigning in 1960. We have pictures of his visit to Beulah Park. But we do not have pictures of the visits by Teddy Roosevelt. Here is an article about Roosevelt visiting Alexandria and Madison County in the early 1900's.

The following is part four of a five-part series on presidential visits to Madison County. Part three, which concluded with William Howard Taft’s visit to Anderson in October 1908, was

Where is “Little Danny” going today? Do you know about Ted Flowers and his well known parade saddles? Also check out the...
10/19/2019

Where is “Little Danny” going today? Do you know about Ted Flowers and his well known parade saddles? Also check out the historical pics and artifacts on the Alex Fire and Police Departments. Museum open 10-1pm today, Saturday

Mmm Beans! Come and get some before “Little Danny” eats them all. Open until 7pm. $8 all you can eat!
10/12/2019

Mmm Beans! Come and get some before “Little Danny” eats them all. Open until 7pm. $8 all you can eat!

“Little Danny “ is checking out all the pies. Ham & Beans/Chili Dinner starts at 11am in Emery Lee - Beulah Park - CARRY...
10/12/2019

“Little Danny “ is checking out all the pies. Ham & Beans/Chili Dinner starts at 11am in Emery Lee - Beulah Park - CARRYOUTS AVAILABLE!

Where is “Little Danny “ going to today? He will be at the museum checking out some of the history of Alexandria. Open T...
10/10/2019

Where is “Little Danny “ going to today? He will be at the museum checking out some of the history of Alexandria. Open Thursdays 1-5pm. Free admission

Good turn out to hear Madison County Historian, Stephen Jackson this evening. He spoke about Monroe Twp. Thank you Steph...
10/09/2019

Good turn out to hear Madison County Historian, Stephen Jackson this evening. He spoke about Monroe Twp. Thank you Stephen. We will have him back for another presentation

“Little Danny” is ready to listen to Stephen Jackson talk about the history of Monroe Township tonight. 6 PM at the Munr...
10/08/2019

“Little Danny” is ready to listen to Stephen Jackson talk about the history of Monroe Township tonight. 6 PM at the Munro Township trustees office (the old Lions club). Free admission and refreshments

Tonight (10/8/19) @ 6pm - Free Admission and Refreshments!! Monroe Twp Trustees Office (Old Lion’s Club)
10/08/2019

Tonight (10/8/19) @ 6pm - Free Admission and Refreshments!! Monroe Twp Trustees Office (Old Lion’s Club)

Let us introduce you to our mascot “Little Danny”. Watch his adventures as he explores the Alexandria Monroe Twp Histori...
10/05/2019

Let us introduce you to our mascot “Little Danny”. Watch his adventures as he explores the Alexandria Monroe Twp Historical Society Museum. Can you find “Little Danny” as he wonders through the museum?
Come visit the museum- Thursday 1-5pm and Saturday 10-1pm

Stop by the museum today, 10-1pm. Come check out the museum...talk about memories...and FREE coffee!
10/05/2019

Stop by the museum today, 10-1pm. Come check out the museum...talk about memories...and FREE coffee!

Visit the museum...Where is always something new to see! Open Saturday 10-1pm
09/27/2019

Visit the museum...Where is always something new to see! Open Saturday 10-1pm

We always enjoy the students coming to visit the museum!
09/27/2019

We always enjoy the students coming to visit the museum!

This is Mrs. Rowe’s class during our walking field trip today at the Alexandria Historical Museum. Thanks also to the Alexandria Police and Fire Departments, Church Street Commons, Soap and Sunshine Apothecary, the Alexandria Post Office, and the Alexandria Public Library. It was a perfect day!😊

Museum open Saturday 10-1pm. Come by and check out some local history. Always FREE admission
09/06/2019

Museum open Saturday 10-1pm. Come by and check out some local history. Always FREE admission

Always something new to check out at the museum. Open Saturday 10-1pm and Thursday 1-5pm
08/03/2019

Always something new to check out at the museum. Open Saturday 10-1pm and Thursday 1-5pm

Stop by the museum tomorrow (Saturday) 10 am - 1 pm. There is always something new at the museum
07/26/2019

Stop by the museum tomorrow (Saturday) 10 am - 1 pm. There is always something new at the museum

There is always something new to see at the museum. Stop by Thursday 1-5pm or Saturday 10-1pm
07/24/2019

There is always something new to see at the museum. Stop by Thursday 1-5pm or Saturday 10-1pm

The back hallway of museum hold memorabilia of the AMHS Marching Band. Pictures and artifacts from the State Fair Band D...
07/20/2019

The back hallway of museum hold memorabilia of the AMHS Marching Band. Pictures and artifacts from the State Fair Band Day competitions. Alexandria won in 1950, 2nd place in 1973 and 1984.

We received some old band uniforms today. A drum major jacket from the 1970’s, band and guard uniforms from the 1980’s. ...
07/15/2019

We received some old band uniforms today. A drum major jacket from the 1970’s, band and guard uniforms from the 1980’s. Come see what else there is at the museum. Open Thursdays 1-5pm and Saturdays 10-1pm

The museum will be open today from 1-5pm, due to the holiday tomorrow (July 4th). Stop by the museum today before the pa...
07/03/2019

The museum will be open today from 1-5pm, due to the holiday tomorrow (July 4th). Stop by the museum today before the parade.

Museum hours for the holiday week- the Museum will be open on Wednesday July 3 from 1-5pm (stop by before the parade). W...
06/25/2019

Museum hours for the holiday week- the Museum will be open on Wednesday July 3 from 1-5pm (stop by before the parade).
We will be closed on the 4th, and will be open on Saturday July 6 10am-1pm

Thanks to Star Bullets - Signs & Marketing, we have our new sign at the museum
06/20/2019

Thanks to Star Bullets - Signs & Marketing, we have our new sign at the museum

Congratulations Tigers on another State Championship!!
06/19/2019

Congratulations Tigers on another State Championship!!

Congratulations to the 2019 2A Baseball State Champs!

Who remembers the calendars that the Alexandria Monroe HS Band use to sell? The calendar had local advertisements and li...
06/01/2019

Who remembers the calendars that the Alexandria Monroe HS Band use to sell? The calendar had local advertisements and listed local residents birthdays and anniversaries. We are looking for one to add to the museum.

This year‘s recipient of the Alexandria Monroe Twp Historical Society Scholarship Award goes to AMHS Senior, Levi Lamber...
05/28/2019

This year‘s recipient of the Alexandria Monroe Twp Historical Society Scholarship Award goes to AMHS Senior, Levi Lamberjack

Stop by the museum and check out our Aladdin Lamp collection. Aladdin lamps were manufactured years ago in Alexandria. T...
05/17/2019

Stop by the museum and check out our Aladdin Lamp collection. Aladdin lamps were manufactured years ago in Alexandria. The factory was located on West Washington Street. Museum open Saturday 10-1pm and Thursday 1-5pm

Stop by the museum and check out some of the many displays at the museum. 14 rooms of local Alexandria pictures and arti...
05/11/2019

Stop by the museum and check out some of the many displays at the museum. 14 rooms of local Alexandria pictures and artifacts. Open Thursdays 1-5pm and Saturdays 10-1pm. Also visit alexandriahistoricalsociety.com

Stop by the Musuem today...Saturday 5/11...open 10am-1pm. There is always somethng new to see at the museum. Also opened...
05/11/2019

Stop by the Musuem today...Saturday 5/11...open 10am-1pm. There is always somethng new to see at the museum. Also opened Thursdays 1-5pm

Alexandria Monroe Historical Society Museum's cover photo
05/04/2019

Alexandria Monroe Historical Society Museum's cover photo

Here are some recent pictures that we have received at the Historical Society Museum. Stop by the museum for a visit ope...
05/04/2019

Here are some recent pictures that we have received at the Historical Society Museum. Stop by the museum for a visit open Thursdays and Saturdays.

Stop by the museum this year as we celebrate our 40th season. Here are just some of the displays throughout the 14 rooms...
04/20/2019

Stop by the museum this year as we celebrate our 40th season. Here are just some of the displays throughout the 14 rooms. Open Thursdays 1-5pm and Saturdays 10-1pm

Stop by the museum. Open Thursday 1-5pm and Saturday 10-1pmCheck out our display on Alexandria restaurants. Can you reme...
04/20/2019

Stop by the museum. Open Thursday 1-5pm and Saturday 10-1pm
Check out our display on Alexandria restaurants. Can you remember all of these restaurants?

Stop by the Museum today as we celebrate our 40th season with a open house from 10am - 2pm. Spanish hamburgers, chips, c...
04/13/2019

Stop by the Museum today as we celebrate our 40th season with a open house from 10am - 2pm. Spanish hamburgers, chips, cookie, and a drink for $3

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313 N Harrison St
Alexandria, IN
46001

Opening Hours

Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(765) 490-0081

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Welcome to Alexandria Monroe Historical Society Museum

Alexandria is a small peaceful town in east central Indiana with lots of friendly folks and a genuine love for basketball. Located about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis, our community is in the heart of the Midwest farmland and you don't have to drive very far to find lots of tomato, corn and soybean fields.

During the late 1800's a natural gas boom hit Ohio and Indiana and Alexandria was right in the middle of things. Businesses and citizens enjoyed a prosperity never seen before. During World War II Alexandria was given the name Smalltown USA by the Federal Government because the community was a typical model of the small town in America. We wish to bring the histories to fulfill your personal appetite and needs. We will inform you of the contents of our Society Museum, display a variety of old photographs, make available local histories, genealogy information, announce our upcoming events and hours of operation.

The Alexandria Monroe Township Historical Society was started in 1979 by John and Marsha Madden, Max and Nancy Draper, Curt and Rosemary Ellis, Jim Donahue and John Noffze. John Madden was the first president. The Historical Society is located at 313 North Harrison across from the New Horner's Hometown Market (formerly Cox's Supermarket). We have a great collection of articles on display including Aladdin Lamps, and memorabilia from Lippincott Glass, Kelly Axe and the Union Traction Co. We have a large library with many research books from other states.

We are honored to be able to preserve the history of our “Small Town USA”. We hope that when you come to visit Alexandria, that you have a chance to come visit this fantastic museum.

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I was born in Alexandria in Dr Overpeck's office on November 27, 1942. I am planning a visit to Alexandria within the next two weeks. I think that Dr Overpeck's clinic has been turned into a Museum. Does anyone have information about the clinic? My Father, Mathew McCarty, ran an Oliver tractor shop on route 9 across from a large cemetery.. Looking forward to a walk down memory lane while I am still above the sod, .GRIN.
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Great place ALEXANDRIA loved living here as a kid looking forward to moving back spring 2018. Home is where the heart is.....stay cool seeya soon old friends. Paul Robinson
I do so Miss the way Alexandria was in the 60s and 70s. It has changed so much. Mostly in a bad way. I grew up there playing in the Park( right across the street from my house) running up and down the alleys of my Southside neighborhood. Always outdoor,. walking up and down the railroad track, playing in the snow and rain. The 4-H fair, the old pool, playing in the stables, the old playground. Fishing and hiking up and down the creek.Mine and my brothers childhood was amazing. I know you can never go home, But good old Alex is just gone. My old home is gone,(my mom let it get torn down and destroyed), The downtown area is a mess, dilapidated, abandoned, and vacant. There are abandoned and dilapidated houses everywhere, The local water supply/infrastructure is horrible, There is no industry/jobs of anykind. Alexandria is ranked #6 in the worst White Trashiest Towns in Indiana. I am so saddened and heart broken I will never be able to return to the wonderful place I grew up in. Brian Dean Robinson AMHS class of 1979, 512 South Clinton St.