Cool Places & Spaces

Museums

Fairmount Historical Museum

A historic landmark, the Museum was founded in 1975. Exhibits showcase authentic artifacts of hometown film star James Dean, Garfield cartoon creator Jim Davis, community history, and much more. The gift shop includes James Dean items, Garfield items, and Fairmount items. The Museum sponsors the annual James Dean Festival and James Dean Run Car Show…

Gas City Museum

The Gas City museum displays a wide range of artifacts from Gas City’s past. The displays include artifacts from Gas City Hall, the Avalon Hotel, the Arcade Theater, the natural Gas Boom, glass factories, railroad, and local artists.  Find out how Gas City played a role in the development of East Central Indiana. From business…

James Dean Gallery

The James Dean Gallery features a collection of Dean portraits and rare memorabilia, including hometown artifacts, collectibles, magazines and more.  Visitors from around the globe visit the Gallery to pay homage to 50’s film icon James Dean.  Don’t forget to stop in and browse at the Rebel Rebel gift shop for one of a kind…

Marion Public Library & Museum

The museum houses a large display of artifacts and memorabilia from the history of Grant County, Indiana. History Made Here exhibit highlights the natural gas boom in East Central Indiana, and its effects on Grant County communities. Exhibits include a 1952 Crosley Super Sport car, which was produced in Marion, Indiana. A Victorian exhibit showcases…

Matthews Historical Museum

Amazing collection of memorabilia from the heyday of Matthews, Indiana.  Part of the Trenton Gas Field, the town grew during the gas boom days of the early 1900’s and was a candidate for the location of the state capital. Founded in 1895, Matthews was named for then Governor Claude Matthews. More than 5,000 people lived…

Quilters Hall of Fame

International in scope, the Quilters Hall of Fame was founded by Hazel Carter of Vienna, VA to celebrate and document the lives of those who have made outstanding contributions to the world of quilting. View unique quilts in the beautiful surroundings of Marie Webster’s restored Colonial Revival house. Explore the studio where Marie wrote her…