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Museum Is Open!

We are excited to announce the re-opening of the Old Town Hall History Museum after a period of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See the Old Town Hall History Museum link for details

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Visit the Old Town Hall History Museum

We have re-opened the Old Town Hall History Museum after a period of closure in 2020 and early 2021 due to COVID-19.

  • Include a visit in your itinerary of events for visiting guests, reunions, social gatherings.
  • Learn about Bloomington's ancient and recent history.
  • View our cultural collections of historic artifacts, photos and memorabilia of many generations.
  • A live tour guide is available, or you may follow our self-guided tour.
  • Tour virtually! Take the convenient and informattive Virtual Museum Tour from the comfort and safety of your own device screen.

Be a Part of Bloomington Forever!

Bloomington's Old Town Hall History Plaza has a place for you!

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Sponsor an engraved History Brick on Old Town Hall History Plaza for your family, friends, business, school, sports team, special milestones in life, memorials, awards and other commemorations. Purchase a 3 line 4"X8" brick for $100 or a 6 line 8"X8" brick for $175. Write 18 characters per line, including spaces between lines.

Click here for details.


Learn More About Bloomington

Old Town Hall


Read the short version of the town's history since 1600.

Bloomington History Timeline

A picture history that fuses our geological and cultural heritage.