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Address: 21 N 1st Ave, Evansville, IN 47710-1294
Phone Number: 812-425-4309
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wonderful old building!

This is an interesting and well kept old building with such a useful function yet. It is interesting to tour and the people who work there are knowledgeable and so helpful. It has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2016
cevilla
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Newburgh, Indiana
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Newburgh, Indiana
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is an interesting and well kept old building with such a useful function yet. It is interesting to tour and the people who work there are knowledgeable and so helpful. It has such an extensive history of the area as well as a good genealogy department. What we enjoyed most was the structure of the building as well as... More 

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Thank cevilla
Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

They've allegedly had paranormal activity at this library. It's original structure is beautiful, there is a small park outside where you can read in the summer shade. There is a great children's section in the basement. The Librarian's are especially helpful. If you're scared of ghost's, then avoid Willard at Halloween!

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Thank Rodell C
Miami, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

We stop in annually when in town for a conference. Great historic building to visit. Be sure to visit downstairs in the children's section and talk to Anita and Rhonda about the gray lady.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

...in a truly magnificent old building. This is pretty much the history of the entire region, in exhaustive detail. Their geneaology section is said to be one of the best around.

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Thank Jasson B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

What a neat place to visit. We go at halloween time to do the ghost walk through and they tell you stories about the grey lady. Kinda spooky and the kids always have fun. Plus it's a really neat old library.

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Washburn, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Heard for years about the Gray Lady ghost and wanted to go in and see the place. Staff there were friendly. They probably get people walking around just to see it all the time who aren't really there to "use" the library. Woodwork and architecture were beautiful! It has the smell of an old place full of books. Neat. Wanted... More 

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Thank tommarcella
Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Always took our daughter to Willard for story time. A great library with lots of examples of architecture of the period. One of the landmarks of Southern Indiana in easy access to downtown and other great attractions.

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I have been working on my family Genealogy and was told to go this library to get more info. I was able to find some good pictures of my family and hope to find more. The staff is very helpful and courteous. The arrangement was set up for research nicely. On top of the great feeling you get because you... More 

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Thank CDarrett
Saint Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

You have to see it to believe it. The woodwork in the building is original from 1860's -1880's, done by hand by German immigrants. The stained glass, and pressed leather in the walls, and the tiny details in the 20 foot tall walls, and banister is just magnificent. I hope Evansville continues to preserve this for all generations. We were... More 

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lake wale , fl, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

loved this old building, the smell of the books, the history in the air. i would say this is a haunted building.

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