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Garst Museum | Darke County | Annie Oakley | Lowell Thomas | Ohio History



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






FREE for DCHS Members

$12.00 for adults

$11.00 for Seniors 60+

$9.00 for youth (6-17)

$9.00 for Darke County Genealogy Society Members

*Ages 5 and under are free





PHONE: 937- 548 - 5250


Garst Museum | Annie Oakley | Darke County | Ohio History | Fort Greenville | Fort Greene Ville | Gathering at Garst

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 at The Garst Museum Greenville Ohio Darke County

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 the Garst Museum:



CEO: Clay Johnson, Ph.D.

Office Administration:

Office Manager: Brenda Arnett

Carol Sujka

Kay Pierce

Esther Schmidt

Martha Watts

Jolene Hangen

Research Center:

Karen Besecker

Phyllis Crick

Nancy Stump

Linda Riley

Diane Brittenham

Development DirectorNancy Hegemier

Marketing Director: Katie Gabbard

Finance ManagerBeth Serraino

Grounds Management: Dan Kagey

                                Kyle Kagey

Gathering at Garst Chair: Katie Gabbard

Military Consultant: Dave Manges

Annie Oakley Research: Brenda Arnett



Chad Beanblossom

Gary Benesh

Ryan Berry

Crysta Bloomingdale

Andy Brown

John Burkett

Nancy Cooper

Andrew Costa

Allen Hauberg




Steve Gruber, Ed.D., Chair

Susan Barker, Vice Chair

Clay Johnson, Ph.D., President

Sam Suter, Treasurer

Michael Ross, Secretary

Emeritus Directors

Richard Brown

Allen Hauberg

Pete Hemer

John Marchal

Darryl Mehaffie

Eunice Steinbrecher

Nancy Stump


Daniel Jones

Eileen Litchfield

John Marchal

Lee Ann McAlpine

Scott McAlpine

Christena Sharp

Brian Swiger

Perry Walls

John Warner


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 the Garst Museum:


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