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We've been working hard making interior improvements to the Museum. Many of you noticed the newly repaired and painted walls and electrical in the main hallway during our Christmas Open House. We received a grant from the Perry County Community Foundation to do the same in our Pottery and Military Rooms. We needed to completely clear out those rooms for the work to be completed and therefore, the museum isn't in a tidy state to receive company  This is a notice to let you know the Museum will be closed now through July 22, reopening on Sunday, July 23. If something changes with those dates, we'll post it here, on Facebook and on the doors of the Museum. Thank you!

Contact 812-548-6781 for group tours or special appointments.Edelweiss -Ball _logo


Friday, July 7, 2017 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Blue Heron Winery's Wine Over Water and Silent Auction to Benefit the Perry County Museum. Admission is $10/person or $15/couple. Music by Danny Bolin and Leo Gronquist.

Food available for purchase by Rudy's. Wine available for purchase by Blue Heron Winery.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Edelweiss Ball - "Dancing with the Stars" 
Dinner, Live Music and Dancing
Come dressed as your favorite "star" and dance through the evening among other celebrities through time. You might see Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, or the King of Rock and Roll: Elvis! If you would rather skip the celebrity part, come dressed as you are and have a good time!

Schergens Center (1140 31st Street, Tell City).
Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and then dancing to live music until 11 p.m.  

Tickets are $50 per person.

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 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.

Looking Back in History


The Perry County Court House