No matter what you’re looking for, escape comes naturally in Brown County. Eclectic boutiques and galleries, breathtaking scenery, welcoming accommodations, and endless outdoor adventures await in one of America’s original artists’ colonies. From art to the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, and for most, it’s only a short drive away. Unplug from daily life and reconnect with one another as you experience the rustic beauty and artisanal charm of Brown County. Plan your escape today…you’ll be glad you did.
The mission of the Brown County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and present the history of Brown County, Indiana. To approach this goal, we maintain the Pioneer Museum in downtown Nashville, The Bailey/Reeve Archives at our Society building and present a monthly program on local history.
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana's StorytellerTM, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor experiences called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programming.
A live weekly radio adventure through Indiana history with host Nelson Price. Show airs live noon to 1 p.m. ET each Saturday on WICR 88.7 FM in Indianapolis. Hoosier History Live was developed by Nelson Price and Molly Head and is independently produced along with a consortium of Central Indiana journalists, historians, event planners, marketers, and web and audio artists/technicians.
The town of Story was founded as a logging community in 1851, with the grant of a land patent from President Millard Fillmore to Dr. George P. Story. In the early 1980’s two hippies from Bloomington bought and re-assembled the old town, and created the Story Inn®. Today, Story is Indiana’s premier country inn, and perhaps the best preserved example of a 19th Century village that survives in the American Midwest.
With one inconvenient location since 1851, the Story Inn is Brown County Indiana's premier bed and breakfast featuring gourmet fine dining and wonderfully secluded accommodations.
The Lilly Library, located on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, is a large rare book and manuscript library in the United States. At its dedication, October 3, 1960, the library contained a collection of 20,000 books and 17,000 manuscripts, and more than fifty oil paintings and 300 prints.
Indiana Landmarks saves the places that matter to Hoosiers—houses, barns, bridges, churches, schools, downtown districts, vintage neighborhoods. By restoring and repurposing historic buildings, we reconnect people to heritage and revitalize communities.
The Friends of T.C. Steele State Historic Site, Inc. is a non-profit support group of volunteers, dedicated to preserving and developing one of Indiana’s most scenic and historic places. The diversity of the Friends membership speaks to the variety awaiting discovery, at T.C. Steele State Historic Site.
The mission of Indiana’s Division of State Parks and Reservoirs is to manage and interpret our properties’ unique natural, wildlife, and cultural resources using the principles of multiple use and preservation, while sustaining the integrity of these resources for current and future generations.
The Indiana Uplands is a federally recognized grape-growing region, known as an American Viticultural Area, or AVA. In fact, ours is the first AVA entirely in Indiana, established in early 2013. With 4,800 square miles to our name, 17 wineries and 19 vineyards with about 200 acres under cultivation, there’s much to explore. And, there’s room to grow.
Nine wineries are members of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail, a way to get a taste of the Indiana Uplands AVA. An AVA means that the region has a unique blend of geography, soil and climate, which gives its wine defining character. Simply put, the Indiana Uplands is markedly different from its surroundings when it comes to growing grapes.