Carnegie Center for Art & History is at 201 E. Spring St. Completed in 1904 with funds from Andrew Carnegie, the now-restored neoclassical building originally served as a public library. The Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage exhibit consists of photographs, newspaper articles and other artifacts related to the Underground Railroad, culminating in a feature-length video program. Remembered: The Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols describes the life and accomplishments of the escaped slave who became a nurse with the 23rd Indiana Regiment during the Civil War.
The George W. Morrison Gallery features historically important Southern Indiana paintings, including many by 19th-century painter George Morrison. Educational programs and changing art exhibits are offered throughout the year.