Bristow Class of 1936

Bristow Class of 1936

1930 Cannelton Girls Basketball Team

1930 Cannelton Girls Basketball Team

Bob Cummings at the Tell City News

Bob Cummings at the Tell City News

Irvin Theater around 1936

Irvin Theater around 1936

Located where Can-Clay offices are now, Irvin Theater was a popular attraction. Movies at the time were ... and ....
Cannelton Sewer Pipe

Cannelton Sewer Pipe


We are open on Sunday from 1 - 4 p.m.

For appointments and special tours during the week or on weekends, contact 812-548-6781.Edelweiss -Ball _logo

Marine Tough 10 and Semper Five K Race Information

Perry County Veterans Project

The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in cooperation with the Perry County Museum is collecting information and photos of Perry County veterans who served in the military in all branches, including the National Guard, from the beginning of the county's history to present. 

The information and photos will be compiled into a book. For veterans who served in early wars, such as the American Revolution and the War of 1812, photos of tombstones will be accepted.

Download the Form | Email completed forms and photos to

You may also mail completed forms and photos to Perry County Museum, PO Box 36, Cannelton, IN 47520.


Perry County Bicentenniel 1814 - 2014

Perry County First Families
Trace your genealogy to a "Perry County First Family" and you can earn a certificate, lapel pin, and be recognized as a decendant of one of Perry County's early settlers. The program is $10.00 for the first certificate and lapel pin. You can do a supplement on a different family line and receive the certificate for $5.00. The certificate will state your name and that you are descendant of your ancestor and his/her name and the date of when they first came to Perry County.

Time frame is from our beginning to 1865 to qualify for a First Family of Perry County. These will make nice keepsakes for remembering our 200th Anniversary and they will help generations to come to know their lineage.

Download a worksheet to help document your Perry County First Family

For assistance in helping trace your genealogy, you may contact Molly Hall.

Save our history


The museum is working on a special preservation project to save hundreds of old newspapers, photos, and textiles from further aging and deterioration´╗┐.


Perry County Museum

Looking Back in History


´╗┐The Perry County Court House

Remember our Veterans2