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 opened 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 collection at the Lebanon Public Library was established in 1973. It was named the Heritage Room in 1975 and renamed the "Ralph W. Stark Heritage Room" in 1980. 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
The Ralph W Stark Heritage Center is closed until
Monday January 22 due to carpet cleaning.
Join us for a genealogy research trip to the Indiana State Library!
January 31, 2018
Depart LPL 9:15 a.m. Return 3:30 P.M.
Cost $6.00 payable to Boone County Senior Services
Lunch: brown bag or nearby restaurants
Space is limited!
Registration is Required along with a Client Sheet.
For more details call Jamey Hickson 765-482-3460 ext 1261
or contact email@example.com
Free Genealogy Workshops- Climbing Your Family Tree
A series of three workshops scheduled Monday afternoons during January at 2 PM in the Ralph W Stark Heritage Center. These workshops are for adults who want to explore the Heritage Center and the genealogy resources available.
Session 1 – January 8, Session 2 – January 22, Session 3 – January 29
PREPARING FOR THE CLIMB: Introduction to Genealogical research, basic forms and procedures. YOUR OWN FAMILY’S TRUNK: Home and family sources, names, dates and places.
COUNTING NOSES: Using databases for census records including Ancestry.com
The Cycle of Life: Vital Records Birth, Death and Marriage records
The Boone County Genealogical Society (BCGS)
will meet January 23 6:30 p.m.
in the top floor meeting room at the Lebanon Public Library.
"Ultimate Google Search Strategies for the Family Historian"
Learn What Google can do for your research and
bring your laptop to work along with the webinar.
Visit the BCGS website: https://bcgsin.org/
Courthouse Record Inventory
An inventory of courthouse records available in the Heritage collection is available here pdf.
are in the heritage collection at the
Lebanon Public Library.