20 April, 2014
Museum News
Museum Closed Easter Sunday
Updated 11 April, 2014
Garst Museum will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. The museum will resume its regular hours of operation Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
DCHS Presents Heritage Award to Nancy Stump
Updated 28 Mar, 2014
This year’s recipient of the Darke County Historical Society’s Heritage Award is Nancy Stump.
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Dr. Harry G. Thomas Medical Scholarship Awarded
Updated 28 Mar, 2014
The Darke County Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Harry G. Thomas Medical Scholarship award for the 2013-2014 academic year has been presented to Melanie Stall.
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Garst Museum Announces New Exhibit Focusing on Darke County
Updated 10 Dec, 2013
The Darke County Historical Society, in partnership with the Wright State University Public History Program, is pleased to announce the opening “Pathway to the Present: The Towns and Villages of Darke County.”
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Featured Exhibits
The National Annie Oakley Center at Garst Museum

Annie Oakley
Walk with Annie Oakley as you visit the Annie Oakley Center at Garst Museum's exhibition of her life and history. You may be surprised as you discover Annie's true personality. Unlike Hollywood's image of a wild west, rough and tumble tomboy, Annie was a petite woman who loved lace, silver, beautiful furnishings and elegant clothing who was blessed with physical athleticism.
The Gathering at Garst 2014
The Gathering at Garst is returning to the Garst Museum grounds in Greenville, Ohio on July 26 and 27, 2014.

The Gathering, held outside in the beautiful park-like setting behind the Garst Museum, will again be a quality, juried show that features vendors in the following categories; artists, antique vendors, skilled historical craftsmen, primitive folk- artists, garden exhibitors, farmers market, specialty, and food vendors.

In partnership with the Darke County Park District, this year’s Gathering will feature a living history encampment that represents the time period from the French and Indian War through the Civil War. In addition, the Living History Encampment will welcome a gathering of Indian tribes from the United States and Canada to reflect on the signing of the second Treaty of Greenville. This historic summit will take place on Friday, July 25 in the encampment.

Public admission to The Gathering at Garst is free. Regular admission prices to tour the museum apply. All proceeds will benefit the Garst Museum.

Event hours will be from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, July 26 and from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 27.

The Gathering at Garst has a website where vendors can get applications and the public can access detailed information.

www.gatheringatgarst.com
Email is info@gatheringatgarst.com
Crossroads of Destiny
Crossroads of Destiny is a stunning exhibit telling the hiSTORY of the Treaty of Greene Ville. Greene Ville was the largest stockaded fort ever built in North America and it was the scene of the most significant American Indian treaty ever negotiated. The Treaty of Greene Ville of 1795 opened the door to the settlement of the Midwest and resulted in Ohio statehood eight years later. The Treaty also ended forty years of conflict over the upper Ohio Valley.

Lowell Thomas--famous broadcaster

Lowell Thomas
The name Lowell Thomas evokes a number of images--Adventurer, explorer, world traveler, author. However, he was best remembered as a radio news commentator on the CBS Radio Network. The vast Lowell Thomas Exhibit at Garst Museum was donated by Thomas in his later years.
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Museum in a Suitcase Programs

The Garst Museum is excited to announce an additional traveling Museum in a Suitcase program. The new program is specifically created for groups of children ranging from the second to sixth grades. Garst Museum docents will bring a suitcase of museum artifacts to your local group or classroom and present a unique program highlighting the Garst Museum. The forty-five to sixty minute programs are free and are available for schools and activities such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or 4-H clubs.

Garst Museum also offers a Museum in a Suitcase program for local adult groups. Both Museum in a Suitcase programs are offered at no charge and include opportunities to handle museum artifacts and to learn and reminisce about times gone by.

For more information about either Museum in a Suitcase program, please contact the Garst Museum at 937-548-5250 or via email at information@garstmuseum.org.

The Annie Oakley Center Foundation
The purpose of the Annie Oakley Center Foundation is to promote the memory of Annie Oakley, to create and maintain exhibits in cooperation with the Garst Museum of Darke County, Ohio, to receive funds for the support thereof, to acquire and preserve Annie Oakley memorabilia and to conduct any and all activities in to further these objectives.
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Garst Museum is proud to be a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. We welcome all National Trust members to receive a discount of 10% off admission and gift shop purchases when visiting the Garst Museum.
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