Welcome to the Monkey House!

MISSION STATEMENT
We champion the legacy of Kurt Vonnegut and the principles of
free expression and common decency.



There’s No Place Like Home

Courtesy of IBJ/Jeff Newman

To raise money for our new museum and library in addition to our capital campaign (see video above), we’ve teamed up with USA Today Network’s “A Community Thrives” campaign. This fundraising platform helps organizations like ours garner awareness, recognition, and, most importantly, resources in the form of donations. By working with “A Community Thrives,” we are eligible for bonus funds, operating grants, and program grants of up to $100,000, but first, we must raise at least $10,000 through this campaign by May! Please consider helping us with this very reachable goal. It’s easy and takes little time. Go to Kurt Vonnegut’s Forever Home–Indiana and donate today! Thank you!




The Museum/Library is closed for Relocation

The Museum/Library is closed for relocation beginning January 5, 2019. We are no longer at the Emelie Building on Senate Avenue, but we have great news about a new possible location. Click here to learn more

Contact Us: 

[email protected]

(317) 423-0391

Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library
P.O. Box 441245
Indianapolis, IN 46204-9998



Hours of Operation:

Our pop-up gift shop at Circle Centre Mall opened February 1. We’ll be in this location during our relocation process, so stop by and see us! We have all of Vonnegut’s books plus dolls, posters, candles, and many other Vonnegut-related tchotchkes.

Circle Centre Mall
9 W Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Located next to Aldo.

Open Thursday through Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays




Upcoming Events

Slaughterhouse-50th Anniversary

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library thinks Vonnegut’s imagination is worth sharing with a new generation.  That’s why, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiecewe are undertaking one of the boldest programmatic efforts in our history.

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Night of Vonnegut

The 10th annual Night of Vonnegut, presented by Wabash College, will be a celebration like never before. Dress in your best 1969 throwback attire as we celebrate 50 years since the publishing of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five! Join us as Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, gives this year’s keynote address.

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At the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, we spend a lot of time celebrating—celebrating Vonnegut himself, writers, artists, veterans, books, continued learning, and common decency.

Become a member of the Karass!

Donate to KVML and help us continue to bring Kurt Vonnegut and his ideals to the world.

Your support helps fund our new building and programs such as Banned Books Week, VonnegutFest, Teacher Workshops, School Outreach, and so much more. Please consider donating today.

Karass Membership

About Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut is a renowned author who took an unflinching look at the world, tempered with a satirical eye and sardonic sense of humor. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five, which is 50 years old in 2019.