The Old Cathedral Library is famous for being Indiana's first library. The building houses more than 10,000 rare books and documents, including a Papal Bull authored by Pope John XXII in 1319. The oldest book in the collection is an illuminated manuscript volume from the Officium Sanctae Mariae.
In addition to written works, the library contains a host of artifacts. Prehistoric stonework, maps, and paintings from the 18th and 19th century, as well as the personal effects of President William Henry Harrison, President Abraham Lincoln, and Shawnee Chief Tecumseh are contained in the museum's extensive collection.
205 Church Street, Vincennes, IN 47591, Phone: 812-882-5638
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