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 the collection consists of genealogical and historical resources related to Boone County. The Indiana collection is also housed in the heritage center.
The Giving Tree
The “Giving Tree” is for patrons who wish to donate to the library in honor of or in memory of someone. Businesses,individuals and families can have their names engraved on leaves or accessories. Levels of giving are:
Bronze - $250-$500
Silver - $500 - $1000
Gold - $1000- $2000
Foundation stones and accessories may be engraved for gifts above $2000.00
Please see Heritage Center Staff for additional information.
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 an archivist and a genealogist. 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 Thursday: 9AM - 8PM
- Friday: 9AM - 6PM
- Saturday: 9AM - 2PM
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News and Events
Morel Mushroom Madness!
Join Stephanie Morrissette,
Heritage Center Assistant
in the Ralph W Stark Heritage Center
on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.
Different types of elusive Morel mushrooms will be discussed, their life cycles, as well as myths about these tasty delicacies, hunting tactics, simple recipes, mushroom conservation techniques, a little fungus humor, and a FREE prize will be given away at the conclusion of the program!