What you can do to help your Museum!

Did you ever wonder how you could volunteer for your Museum? There are a lot of different ways of helping to keep your history alive. It doesn’t matter if you were born in Scott County or born somewhere else and moved here later. The Museum is your Museum!

Volunteers are needed for following jobs.  You can choose floor 1 or floor 2.  We don’t expect someone to have to do both floors each week.  Most jobs can be done weekly or biweekly.  Choose what you enjoy doing.


  • dusting
  • vacuuming carpet
  • cleaning bathrooms (2 on 1st floor)   (presently only 1 on 2nd floor)
  • washing inside windows (no climbing)
  • painting outside and inside where needed
  • weeding in flower beds
  • mulch put down in beds as needed
  • making refreshments for events
  • Don’t forget to become a member
  • changing light bulbs
  • minor repairing
  • mowing

Your volunteer work would all be under the direction of Jeanne Abbott and to schedule a time for what you prefer doing, call Jeanne 812.752.1050.



Collings Richey book

The Collings, Richeys and The Pigeon Roost Massacre, Vol. II – 2013

This amazing genealogical companion book was completed in 2013.  There are less than 50 left of this book and it contains over 1000 pages plus indexed by those in the book and those that supplied information.

The price is $100.00 for the indexed hard back book.  ON SALE  $75.00

7% for Indiana Residents for the IN State Tax.

$7.00 for shipping fees.

If purchasing by mail, please send your check, money order or credit card today to:

Scott County Museum

1050 S. Main Street

P.O. Box 122

Scottsburg, Indiana 47170-0122

Call 812.752.1050 with credit card to purchase.

Let your local library know, they may like to buy a copy for their collection.

Questions call 812.752.1050 or contact@schcam.org

When you receive your copy, if you find errors, feel free to send them to pigeonroost@schcam.org for records to place in the next book.  An update is being compiled at this time by a descendant.  Email your updates or new information to the email above.   Deadline Date is June 1, 2019.  Book to be printed by Christmas, 2019.  This book is in honor of Scott County, Indiana’s 200th birthday.  Be sure to spread the word.  All profits will go to Scott County Historical Society, Inc.

Book I that was reprinted in 1980 & 2003 – SOLD OUT

(There are a few on Amazon.com and Ebay.com)

If you have new information on marriages, births, deaths and etc. please send all info to pigeonroost@schcam.org for record keeping.

Quilt Show

 Annual Museum Quilt Show 

September 8-10, 2017

Saluting Our Red, White & Blue

Hours:  10 AM to 6 PM

Scott County Heritage Center and Museum

1050 South Main Street

Scottsburg, Indiana


Scott County Museum Quilters

Lena Lundgren, Chairperson

The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.  Listen to I105.3 for cancellations or call the Museum 812.752.1050 to make sure there are no changes, especially in bad weather.

The group is for beginners, intermediates and advanced.

You are invited.  There is no fee, but donations may be collected for copying expenses and etc.

Meet at the Scott County Museum, 1050 South Main Street, Scottsburg, Indiana in the Michael L. Smith Room!

Bring your sewing questions – any type of questions and someone will be able to help you!


Open to the Public!

Museum Displays

Have you been to your Museum lately to check out the exhibits?  

War Room with Weapons and etc. including a pistol that was left behind in Lexington after the John Hunt Morgan Raid. It was found by William EuDaly on Hunt Street near Cherry Street (highway 203) intersection. Mrs. EuDaly was forced to cook for many of the Raiders that camped out in front of her house, just across the street. After the Raiders left, Mr. EuDaly found the pistol hidden. The EuDaly descendants donated the pistol to the Museum. On the 2nd floor.

Dr. Marvin McClain Examination Table; lots of people in Scott County have been on that table one time or another, on the 2nd floor.

Antique Sewing Machine and Wooden Ironing Board on the 2nd Floor.  Of course, nowadays, any ironing board is vintage.

W. I. Brunton Display on the 2nd Floor.

Antique hand made quilts on 2nd Floor.

Antique Bicycle on 2nd Floor.

Englishton Furniture, clothing, photographs and etc. Come see the photographs of the beautiful white mansion that set in Lexington up until 1969 when it was destroyed. The English family were prominent members of Scott County and lived in Lexington during the summers and back in Indianapolis during the winters.  In Indy they lived in the English Hotel.  It was on the circle in Indianapolis.

Barn Historical Painting

Museum Barn Paintings History

Ryan Heacock prepared the historical Morgan Foods Tomato can label on The Scott County Heritage Center & Museum Barn and painters included Ryan and April Reams Ramoni. The beautiful painting is on the north end of the barn, just south of the Museum, 1050 South Main Street, Scottsburg, Indiana. Be sure to check this out! Beautiful painting in 2012.

In 2013, Ryan Heacock and April Reams Ramoni were chairpersons on painting a new mural on the barn.  The Reno Brothers Train Robbery scene at Marshfield, just on the north edge of Scottsburg.  The painting looks great and several people volunteered to help from the Scott County Arts Council.

Join The Museum

Would you like to join the crowd?


Become a member TODAY for the Scott County Museum.

The new year is the time to become a member of your Scott County Museum.  There are always two floors of displays for the public and in 2017 we are planning a lot of new displays just special for you.  Do you have a special display that you would like to see?  If so, please let us know.

Members that are preparing most of our displays and anyone that knows them will know these displays will be great. As most of the local people know, Mary Beth Carter Comer, Janet Cox Payne, Carol Stead, Chris & Ruby Wakeman do a great job in making beautiful displays.

 A family membership is only $20.00 per year and a single Senior Citizen is only $15.00 per year.

The Scott County Heritage Center and Museum promotes and preserves Scott County history and is the only such institution in the county. The museum also serves the community by hosting many events each year, including Historical Luncheons/Dinners, monthly Brown Bag Lunches, productions by the Scott County Museum Theatre Company,  annual quilt show, annual Fall Event, all – year ghost tours (and yes, they live here but they are all nice), free self-guided museum tours and etc.

Your membership contributions will be used to help us preserve and keep Scott County’s rich history alive for future generations.

Preservation Alliance, Inc. (PAI) is the parent organization of the Scott County Heritage Center & Museum. PAI and the Museum are supported through memberships, donations, grants, and other philanthropic contributions. The Museum is Not on the Scott County tax rolls.  

Being a member doesn’t require meeting attendances but we would like for you to attend some of our events. We realize everyone can’t attend every event. We believe you will enjoy the quarterly newsletter and various programs. A lot of the programs are free. 

SPECIAL for 2017!  Send in your dues for your annual membership and you will receive a free annual membership to Scott County Historical Society, Inc. (SCHS) is the oldest organization in the county.  It existed in 1925, as you can see by the picture hanging in the back hallway of a Pigeon Roost Reunion.

Newsletters will be sent to you from the PAI.

Send your check, money order, or call with a credit card or drop by and pay in cash to get your membership started. Address to send to is Scott County Heritage Center & Museum, 1050 South Main Street, PO Box 122, Scottsburg, Indiana 47170-0122.  Phone:  812-752-1050 and email:  contact@schcam.org with questions or comments.

Museum Catering

The Scott County Heritage Center & Museum Cooks are catering  meals.  If you need a small event catered for around 50 people or less, contact Jeanne Abbott about arranging a date at the Museum.

Museum Executive Director, Jeanne Abbott. Call 812.752.1050 to schedule a date.

All profits go to help with upkeep of the Museum.


ILPEA Company

Businesses of Scott County

Steel Magnolia Dinner Theatre

Scott County Pilot Club

Scott County Historical Society

Scott County Museum Historic Program Dinners

Scott County Arts Council Dinner

Funeral Meals

Leota Baptist Church

Soup Luncheon

Family Get-Togethers