Wylie House Museum

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Wylie House Museum is open to the public Wed.-Sat., 10am - 4pm. The museum is closed on major holidays and during Indiana University Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks. Wylie House is always accessible through our virtual tour  via Research Technologies, UITS. The museum also offers an Image result for wheelchair icon vector AVT Accessible Virtual Tour  by AVA Inclusivity, Inc.

IU student tours, research visits, and large group tours can be arranged by calling (812) 855-6224 or emailing libwylie @ indiana.edu.

Mission Statement: Wylie House Museum actively supports the academic mission of Indiana University and engages visitors in immersive and inclusive histories associated with the home.

Built in 1835 by Andrew Wylie, first president of Indiana University, the Wylie House is now a historic house museum administered by the IU Libraries. The museum is open to the public and serves as a campus resource for classes and research. Wylie House is located just off campus, near the original campus location. 

Collections include family artifacts, photographs, and archival materials. Student digital exhibits can be found on our online exhibit platform. Social media links can be found in the Helpful Info tab on this page. Events can be found in the IUB Libraries Calendar.

The Museum's heirloom ad native gardens provide historic interpretation, seed-saving programs, and education. For seed saving tips, visit our seed saving page. We welcome volunteers throughout the growing season. 

To support the museum's preservation efforts, academic services, and collections' care, please select a Wylie House Museum fund through the Give Now button.  Give Now

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Director, Wylie House Museum
Associate Librarian
(812) 856-2353
Museum Services Generalist & Outdoor Interpreter
(812) 855-1858

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Built in 1835, Wylie House was the home of Indiana University's first president, Andrew Wylie, and his family. Today, Wylie House is owned and operated by Indiana University Libraries as an historic house museum. It supports the campus curriculum, providing students and faculty with access to the museum and its collections for course integration and research opportunities. The museum's Morton C. Bradley, Jr. Education Center, situated next door to the museum, provides space for staff offices, exhibitions, and class meetings. 

The museum is currently open by appointment to researchers, Indiana University classes, and students. Please contact the Director, Carey Champion, at (812) 856-2353 or crchamp@iu.edu to schedule an appointment. A virtual tour makes a visit possible as well!

Guided Tours | Donate or Volunteer | Gardening 

Visit Us

307 E. Second Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47401
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Guided Tours

Guided tours are offered Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-4pm. Please also visit us via our virtual tour or our online exhibits. (Hours & exceptions)
 

Mission Statement

Wylie House Museum actively supports the academic mission of Indiana University and engages visitors in immersive and inclusive histories associated with the home.

Donate or Volunteer

The Wylie House Museum is owned and maintained by Indiana University and is a part of the Indiana University Libraries. Private donations, essential to the work of the museum, pay for research, programs, acquisitions, and preservation.

Internship possibilities and other volunteer opportunities are also available. Learn to be a docent, help in the garden, or assist with special events or behind-the-scenes projects. Call or e-mail for more information about current volunteer opportunities.

Give Now
Checks, made out to Wylie House Museum/IU Foundation, may be sent to:
Wylie House Museum
c/o Carey Champion, Director
317 E. Second Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

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