Welcome to the Heritage Center
Located on the west side of the main floor of the Lebanon Public Library, the Ralph W. Stark Heritage Center occupies the original Carnegie building constructed in 1905. The core of our collection consists of genealogical and historical resources related to Boone County, including indexes to vital records, microfilmed newspapers, family history files, and some county records. We also house the library’s Indiana collection.
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.
Hours of Operation:
- Monday thru Tuesday: 9AM - 8PM
- Wednesday thru Friday: 9AM - 5PM
- Saturday: 9AM - 2PM
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We are pleased to announce that we have added HistoryGeo.com, a powerful tool for genealogists and historians, to our database subscriptions. Produced by Arphax Publishing, publishers of the Family Land Maps series, HistoryGeo.com is a database for locating original landowners in the United States. The First Landowners Project allows users to view information about landowners and legal descriptions of land in a geographic context. In addition, the Antique Maps Collection offers access to thousands of high-quality images of vintage maps--great for historical research. All Lebanon Public Library users can access it at the library.
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