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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The Boone County Genealogical Society
at the Lebanon Public Library
on Tuesday June 27 at 6:00 p.m.
The evening session will be a time of networking with members of BCGS.
Things to bring: laptop, notebook, genealogy files, photos, etc.
Be prepared to present your family names and family history research questions.
The Boone County Genealogical Society will not meet in July.
Courthouse Record Inventory