MUSEUM HOURS

 

Tuesday thru Saturday 10AM - 4PM 
Closed Sundays and Mondays

 

Closed: Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year's Eve

and New Year's Day 
*The Museum is closed the month of January

 

 

 

MUSEUM ADMISSION

 

FREE for DCHS Members

$10.00 for adults

$9.00 for Seniors 60+

$7.00 for youth (6-17)

$7.00 for Darke County Genealogy Society Members

*Ages 5 and under are free

 

 

 

CONTACT

PHONE: 937- 548 - 5250

EMAIL: information@garstmuseum.org

THE DARKE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (DCHS)

We are dedicated to preserving the history of the county and fostering education on its relevance to the American experience. Our mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit, study, and interpret materials relating to the history and culture of Darke County, Ohio, as it represents a Crossroads of the American Experience. 

 

The DCHS operates the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio, and its 35,000 square-foot campus houses over 300,000 artifacts. Permanent exhibitions of national significance include Annie Oakley, the Treaty of Greenville, Lowell Thomas, and Ohio Native Americans. The Garst Museum offers programs for people of all ages and walks of life and welcomes over 20,000 visitors a year. In its effort to address the needs of the community, the museum offers an opportunity for all fourth grade students in Darke County to participate in educational programs aligned with Ohio’s fourth grade curriculum standards at no charge. Due to their popularity, programs have expanded to include students from the surrounding counties.

VOLUNTEER

Are you proud of the Garst Museum and want to share it with new visitors? Are you a person who loves people? A person who enjoys watching children having fun? A person who enjoys meeting new people from every state in the U.S.? Do you love learning about local and national history? Then we need you! Volunteers play an important role in the day-to-day events at Garst Museum. 
 

Share your skills with us...
 

Contact:

Linda Newbauer

Volunteer Coordinator

937-548-5250

STAFF

CEO: Clay Johnson, Ph.D.

Office Administration:

Brenda Arnett

Carol Sujka

Kay Pierce

Esther Schmidt

Martha Watts

Research Center:

Karen Besecker

Phyllis Crick

Nancy Stump

Mary Bankson

Linda Riley

Diane Brittenham

Marketing Director: Katie Gabbard

Maintenance: Dan Kagey

                    Kyle Kagey

Gathering at Garst Chair: Katie Gabbard

Military Consultant: Dave Manges

THE DARKE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Members

Antonia Baker

Dennis Baker

Chad Beanblossom

Gary Benesh

Randall E. Breaden

John Burkett

Karen Dirksen

Diane Evans

Officers

Rodney Oda, Chairman

Steve Gruber, Ph.D., Vice Chairman

Wayne Deschambeau, Vice Chairman

Clay Johnson, Ph.D., President

Susan Barker, Treasurer

Lauren Henry, Secretary

Emeritus Directors

Richard Brown

Dr. Jesse Heise

Allen Hauberg

John Marchal

Darryl Mehaffie

Eunice Steinbrecher

Nancy Stump

Members

Pete Hemer

Tim Hill

Daniel Jones

Eileen Litchfield

Bettye Loughlin

Michael Ross

Christina Sharp

Sam Suter

DONORS & MEMBERS

Donors and members are the life-blood of Garst Museum. We invite you to visit the museum, explore and learn more about the treasures that await your attention. Then, consider a donation and join us as a member as we work for the museum's growth and continued development.

 

Learn more about our Membership options and download our Membership Form HERE

 

 

Contact:

Carol Sujka

Membership Coordinator

937-548-5250

information@garstmuseum.org