Freeman Field was activated on Dec. 1, 1942, and was used to train American pilots to fly twin engine planes. The Freeman Field Army Airfield Museum is located on the grounds of Freeman Field, in a bunker used during the Field’s heyday.
The museum features graduation announcements, dance invitation, uniforms, airplane models, photos and maps of the area. There is an array of plane parts that were buried on the base, including the tail section from a German fighter plane, which still has the Nazi emblem.
Freeman Field Army Airfield Museum is located at 1035 "A" Avenue in Seymour. It is open for tours, by appointment. For more information, call the Freeman Field Airport Office at 812-522-2031.
Located at 4784 West State Road 58 in Freetown, the museum is a step back in time for history buffs or former and present residents of the area. Veteran and military artifacts, school photos and memories, newspapers from World War II and even a copy of Freetown’s first newspaper from 1900 are on display in the museum. Hours of the museum are Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.
Vallonia and Driftwood Township is rich in history and was the first settlement in Jackson County. The Fort Vallonia Museum, located on the grounds of the previous fort, built in 1810, helps preserve that history. The museum features everything from pictures, newspaper clippings and school memorabilia to artifacts found in Driftwood Township. The museum is located at 1978 S Main Street in Vallonia. It is open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day and by appointment. 812-358-3286
Fort Vallonia Days, celebrated each October, helps fund the museum and was started in 1969.
The John H. and Thomas Conner Museum of Antique Printing is a working print shop of period presses of the 1800s, located on the grounds of the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts. Visitors will see a hands-on timeline, different types of papers, be able to follow the history of printing and see printing presses in action. Please call ahead to arrange a special tour for groups. The Conner Print Museum is located at 2001 N Ewing St in Seymour. It is open Noon-5 p.m. on Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays. 812-522-2278
The Jackson County History Center comprises both the Historical Society and the Genealogical Society. The Historical museum is open from 9 a. m. to 11 a. m. Tuesday and Thursday and by appointment.
The Genealogical Library offers family histories, cemetery records and information for those researching family ties. The library is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., except holidays and/or by appointment if your residence is over 50 miles away.
The Jackson County History Center is located at 207 East Walnut Street, Brownstown. For information, call 812-358-1745 or 812-358-2118.
Jackson County’s past and present is celebrated with the exhibit opened in May of 2013 at the Jackson County Visitor Center. A place with heart and a history all its own, visitors are treated to tidbits and images of Jackson County's history and places to see. The Jackson County Visitor Center exhibit is located at 100 N Broadway in Seymour. It is open 8am-5pm on Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays.
812-524-1914 or 855-524-1914