Museum announces summer hours

The Hayden Historical Museum’s summer hours begin Memorial Day and will remain in place until Labor Day, Sept. 5.

The museum at 6715 W. County Road 20S in Hayden will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays and from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

Visits by civic organizations, clubs, Sunday school classes and others may be arranged by calling 812-592-8445 or emailing A room is available for meetings that can be conducted as part of the visit.

The museum features a research library and an exhibit area with several different displays to highlight Hayden and Spencer Township’s heritage. The exhibits include a gallery of agricultural leaders, a pre-1900 bedroom, a 1939 kitchen, a 1965 living room, a mid-1950s school classroom, a salute to veterans from the community, a display about the eight pro baseball players from Hayden and an area to honor former Indiana governor and Hayden native Edgar D. Whitcomb. A monument to Whitcomb can be found in the side yard of his homeplace.

The museum’s largest exhibit is a Sinclair gas station, which was built in 1926 on U.S. 50 in Hayden, but moved to the museum property in 2001. There also are several music parlor instruments and a nearly complete collection of Life magazines.

For information about the museum, see its Facebook page or visit the museum’s website at