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As a branch of the The Floyd County Library we support the growth and creativity of an engaged, informed, and connected community. Check out all of our educational programs and opportunities!


The Carnegie Center for Art and History is excited to offer a customizable experience for children in grades Pre-K through 12. Schools, non-profits community organizations, and homeschool groups in Southern Indiana  may choose from FREE on-site or off-site programs in both art and history. For more information or to schedule a program, contact Julie Leidner at (812) 944-7336 or


The Carnegie Center is committed to serving the Floyd County and Southern Indiana community through outreach. To schedule a community outreach opportunity, please contact Julie Leidner at (812) 944-7336 or

Request Our Signature Educational Program for 3rd-5th Graders:

Learn about the Underground Railroad and the story of Lucy Higgs Nichols, a Civil War nurse who escaped enslavement and settled in New Albany! This program is a 1.5-hour experience that combines recorded videos (including an art activity video that uses easy at-home materials) with a one-hour live, synchronous, interactive storytelling session with our museum educator.  Schedule this experience for your classrooms of up to 50 students at a time anytime during the school year by going to THIS PAGE or by contacting us directly at

*Note: this program is free for Floyd County, IN classrooms and non-profit organizations. Fees per classroom may apply for schools outside of Floyd County.

Screen One of Our Educational Films:

A Reason to Remember: A Virtual New Albany Field trip is an educational film about New Albany, Indiana that visits four local historic sites in addition to the Carnegie Center. Those sites are the Town Clock Church, Culbertson Mansion, Scribner House, and Division Street School. This film was produced in 2021 by the Carnegie Center with Uproar Films as a response to the cancellation of 3rd and 4th grade field trips to these local sites due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

An introduction to the history of the Underground Railroad in Southern Indiana, this 15-minute educational film is an edited version of the 1 hour film Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: The Men and Women of the Underground Railroad, produced by the Carnegie Center for Art and History. This film is presented to 3rd – 5th graders as a part of our educational program Historian For a Day: The Lucy Higgs Nichols Story.  


Make Art With Us From Home:

Little ones will enjoy Draw the ABC’s with Ms. JuJu! Join Carnegie Museum Educator Julie Leidner as we draw the alphabet together in this Pre-K to 2nd Art + Literacy Series.  Share your drawings on our Facebook page and tag us on Instagram.

Downloadable activities for all ages–inspired by art and history!

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