Current Exhibits


Outlaws, Pinkertons, and train heists inspire thoughts of the Wild West. However, the first train robbery in the United States happened right here in Indiana. From the infamous Reno Gang to the Monon Train Robbery of 1885, Indiana railways became a hotbed for criminal opportunity during the Industrial Revolution. Join us for the opening of our exhibit The Wild, Wild Midwest: Indiana Train Heists of the 1800s on April 13, 1-4pm, as we explore the real life stories of bandits and train robbers along Indiana railways. CCHS members are invited to preview the exhibit on April 12, 5-7pm.