Updated 8 Dec, 2013
The Garst Museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. The museum will be closed the entire month of January 2014.
Information About Winter Weather Closings
Updated 26 Nov, 2013
The Garst Museum closes when the Darke County Sheriff issues a Level Three Snow Emergency.
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.”
Garst Museum Thanks It’s Volunteers
Updated 26 Nov, 2013
The Garst Museum appreciates all of their volunteers, whether they put in 30 hours or 300 hours annually. We need all of them and we thank them!
More Museum News
Garst Christmas Wreath Silent Auction
Looking for that perfect Christmas wreath? Garden clubs and sororities have submitted wonderfully creative wreaths and centerpieces to be sold through a silent auction benefiting Garst Museum.
You can bid on-line, by phone, or in person at the Garst Museum. Since you do not need to bid in person, we encourage you to bid as often as you would like!
Call 937-548-5250 to bid by phone or sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit cards are accepted.
The silent auction bidding will continue until 3:45 PM (3:30 for e-mail or phone bids) on Sunday, December 8, 2013
Wreaths will be provided by: The Arcanum Garden Club, Butterflies Junior Garden Club, Ladybug Garden Club, Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Lambda Chi Omega, Garden Girls Garden Club, Sun and Fun, Versailles Garden Club, Wood Sprite, and Wildflower Garden Clubs.
Wreaths will be delivered within Darke County to the successful bidder. Out of county bidders may pick them up or pay shipping costs and have them shipped through the Garst Museum Gift Shop. You need not be present to win, as winners will be notified.
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Annie’s Wild West Gala
Thank you to all that attended the 2013 Annie’s Wild West Gala. It was a HUGE success thanks to you!
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.