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Welcome to the Heritage Center

The Heritage Center is located on the second floor of the Lebanon Public Library on the west side of the original Carnegie building. The arrangement of the collection on the shelves is somewhat unique as we maintain separate collections for Genealogy, Local History and Indiana History .The collection consists of multi-media formats and special collections that include Indiana Lincoln and Indiana Authors. The core of the collection is Boone County History and material regarding the surrounding counties of Clinton, Hamilton, Hendricks and Montgomery.


Ralph W. Stark
1901 — 1984

The local History room at the Lebanon Public Library became what is now known as the “Ralph W. Stark Heritage Room" in 1976. Mr. Stark was a Lebanon businessman for 34 years, an active conservationist and an archivist. He spent many years researching the history of Boone County which earned him the title of honorary historian of Boone County.

Boone County Area Churches & their records
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The Heritage Center would like to collect digital copies of any and all historical materials relating to area churches which would enhance the study of local history and genealogy! Digital records will be retained and made available to researchers in the Heritage Center until we are able to provide access over the internet. If your church would be interested in participating in this project, please contact the Heritage staff!

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