Tuesday thru Saturday 10AM-4PM
Sunday 1- 4PM
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
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
PHONE: 937- 548 - 5250
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.
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...
CEO: Clay Johnson, Ph.D.
Marketing Director: Katie Gabbard
Maintenance: Dan Kagey
Gathering at Garst Chair: Katie Gabbard
Military Consultant: Dave Manges
THE DARKE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Randall E. Breaden
Rodney Oda, Chairman
Steve Gruber, Ph.D., Vice Chairman
Wayne Deschambeau, Vice Chairman
Clay Johnson, Ph.D., President
Susan Barker, Treasurer
Lauren Henry, Secretary
Dr. Jesse Heise
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