visit the Bona Thompson Center

The Bona Thompson was Butler University’s library and a central meeting place from its construction in 1903 to Butler’s move to Fairview Park in 1928.  Designed by the architect Jesse T. Johnson in the Neoclassical Revival style, it is the only building remaining of Butler’s Irvington campus. 
Today, the Bona showcases art and artifacts and serves as a museum for the collections of the Irvington Historical Society. Visit the Bona today! 


Admission is free.

Suggested donation is $5. We support our mission through donation, use of the Bona, and our volunteers.

museum hours

Saturday   1 PM – 4 PM
Sunday 1 PM – 4 PM