Welcome to the Monkey House!

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


Out with the Old. In with the New.

The Museum/Library is closed for relocation beginning January 5, 2019. We are no longer at the Emelie Building on Senate Avenue. 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 Monday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.




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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In Case You Missed It: Another Screening of Our Mickey Maurer Film!

We’re presenting another showing of My Friend Mickey: Common Decency and the American Dream. Following the film, enjoy a discussion between the film’s subject, Mickey Maurer, and Julia Whitehead, our CEO and director of the film.

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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 such programs as Banned Books Week, VonnegutFest, Teacher Workshops, School Outreach, and so much more. Please consider donating today.

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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.