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.



Renting the Michael L. Smith Room

Rental of the Michael L. Smith Room

Are you aware your group may rent the Michael L. Smith Room for $50.00 per 4 hour rental. The room has a seating limit of 50.  If you are a member of the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum (membership annual fee is $20.00 per family at same residence), the fee is $25.00.

Great place for your Graduation Party, Baby Shower, Small Weddings, Wedding Reception or Birthday Party!

Call the Museum, 812.752.1050 and speak to Jeanne Abbott, Executive Director to schedule your date.

Nights and Weekends are available at same fee.

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.

Facebook Sites

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More Scott County History is included on the following pages and normally the same thing is not on the web page:






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!

Brown Bag Lunch

One of the many Free Events at your Scott County Museum.

Brown Bag lunch held third Wednesdays,  September through May.

Noon – 1 p.m. 


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Book Review with Janet Hall, Sheilah Williams and Darlene Hall.

Bring your lunch and the Museum serves dessert and drinks.



Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours @ the Museum   

Reservations must be made in advance.

Did you know that our Ghost Tours are available any month in the year on Saturday nights?  Our most popular month is of course in October, however, the ghosts roam the building all year long! Costs for the tour is $10.00 per person for a 1 1/2 hour tour. Overnight tours are available for $20.00 per person with a minimum of 10 persons attending. Appointments must be made in advance.

Volunteers Lynn and Tracee Lamb along with Museum Member Eddie Cozart are the tour guides. Appointments must be made in advance. Call 812.752.1050 or email: contact@schcam.org for more information about scheduling.

Will you see or hear a ghost?  Depends!  We can’t guarantee that you will as these tours are not faked.  Most people come away with hearing or seeing something.  Bring your camera as you may see something later on your photo.

NOTICE: Ghosts in Scott County? Nah! But… by Jeannie Noe Carlisle is back in print and updated.  A copy may be purchased by stopping by the Museum.  The cost is $5.35 per copy. Add $3.00 for shipping fees.

Theater Group “The Company”






Nothing scheduled at this time.  For more information or if you would like to participate, contact Museum Director, Jeanne Abbott at 812.752.1050.