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The Garst Museum, a historical museum with roots in the American experience, houses over 300,000 artifacts on display in 35,000 square feet of exhibit space within six major and two minor venues. The Garst House, which earlier served as an inn, has six additional building wings. The house was donated to the Darke County Historical Society in 1946 by the Garst family.

Major Exhibit Venues & Highlights Include

  • The National Annie Oakley Center

    • Personal and Professional Life ​​


  • Crossroads of Destiny

    • The Treaty of Greene Ville

    • Anthony Wayne, Little Turtle & Tecumseh

    • Meeting of Lewis & Clark


  • Lowell Thomas with Lawrence and Beyond

    • Lawrence of Arabia


  • Keepers of Freedom

    • Commander Zachary Lansdowne

    • Darke County Veterans

  • The Village Wing

    • Longtown

    • Early Main Street Experience
    • Kay Brown Photo Gallery

  • Americana Wing
    • Currier & Ives Collection
    • Period American Furnishings

  • Pioneer Wing
    • Early Agricultural Equipment
    • Early Domestic Equipment

  • Darke County Research Center
    • Genealogy

  • Garst Museum Store



When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

Contact Us

The Garst Museum

205 North Broadway

Greenville, Ohio 45331

Phone: 937-548-5250

Fax: 937-548-7645


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