The Buchanan Center for the Arts is housed in an historic building on the square in downtown Monmouth. It features a 2,400 sq. ft. exhibit space, artisan gift shop, and a large studio for classes, meetings and other arts-related and community events.

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Monmouth College’s Fusion Theatre in downtown Monmouth is a versatile space with a black-box auditorium which can seat up to 150. The theatre, which opened in 2014, can be configured into arena, thrust or many other types of staging. 

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Since 1981, Great Decisions has operated as a forum where the public and the academic community can meet in a congenial setting and talk about world affairs. The eight Great Decisions programs are held during the spring semester and are free and open to the public. They are held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Moot Board Room in the Monmouth College Center for Science and Business. (The 2017 program concluded in March.)

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In addition to its print and online collections, the Hewes Library at Monmouth College is also home to unique and ever-changing art displays and exhibitions. Both of the Len G. Everett Galleries are located on the Upper Level, clearly visible from both the stairs and the elevator.

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Throughout the academic year, Monmouth College hosts the Monmouth Associates program, which is available to the public. 

The Associates program includes a buffet lunch for $10 ($9 for Monmouth College faculty and staff). Reservations can be made by calling (309) 457-2231, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Built in 1896, the Dahl Chapel and Auditorium is Monmouth College's oldest academic building. It contains the Louise DuBois Kasch Performance Hall, rehearsal rooms, and dressing rooms. The performance hall features a vaulted ceiling, historic stained glass, large stage, a wrap-around balcony and seating for 600 guests. Its warm acoustic environment has been praised by visiting artists. 

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Old Friends Talk Art meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the main gallery of the Buchanan Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. There are occasional field trips as well! Admission is free and refreshments are available. 

Since 2002, OFTA has hosted arts-related speakers of all types: painters, photographers, curators, dancers, potters, historians, collectors, gardeners and authors. You can learn more about OFTA here.

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The Warren County History Museum focuses on the preservation and display of our shared local history. Featuring eight separate gallery spaces, the museum develops exhibits on a variety of historical topics ranging from agriculture to domestic life, education, and even geography. Objects that can be found in the museum include antique horse-drawn corn planters, farming tools from the 19th century, atlases and plat books, and an entire room dedicated to the Civil War and Warren County’s role in the conflict. 

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For Warren County residents, a free library card allows you to check out books, audio books, CDs, magazines and DVDs. The Library also has regular events, from author talks to teen activities to children's programming. 

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The Wells Theater is a $1.8 million state-of-the-art theater space, which opened in 1990. It features computerized lighting control, a counterweighted fly system, large scenic and costume studios, a design studio with a CAD system and plotter as well as several Mac computers, and computerized front-of-house operations.  

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