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212 E Main St.
Washington, IN  47501

Closed for Renovation
Grand Reopening July 2nd
New Hours begin July 3rd
Thursday-Friday 12-5 PM
Saturday 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday 1-5 PM

Grand Re-Opening Gala "Adventure Awaits"

The Daviess County Museum will host "Adventure Awaits," a grand reopening reception and fundraiser, on July 2nd from 5:00-7:30 PM. Admission is $25 at the door. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served. There will be a scavenger hunt, giving tree, and preservation demonstrations by the museum's volunteers. Guests are invited to dress in their best historic or vintage clothing. Come out and support the museum and get a sneak peak of all of the changes we've made one day before we reopen to the public!

Museum Opening and New Hours

After six months and thousands of volunteer hours, the museum is ready to reopen to the public! The museum's new hours will begin on Sunday, July 3rd. Going forward, the museum will be open 12-5 PM Thursday and Friday, 10 AM-5 PM Saturday, and 1 PM-5 PM Sunday. As always, appointments may be made for special access. Call (812) 257-0301 for details.

Bicentennial Yard Signs

The Daviess County Historical Society in coordination with the Washington Bicentennial Committee are giving away 200 yard signs to Daviess County homeowners to commemorate historic houses built at least 100 years ago. To get yours, visit the Daviess County Chamber of Commerce, 1 Depot St. in Washington, between 8 AM and 4 PM weekdays. Signs are given on a first-come, first serve basis. Thanks to Backroads Advertising for the design and production.

Daviess County, Indiana

Welcome to the Daviess County, IN, Historical Society. We are dedicated to preserving and recording the history of the county, assisting those with questions of a historical nature, and entertaining and educating guests who visit us in the museum. We are open to the public from noon-5 PM Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment

For daily news, photos, and more from our staff please check out our Facebook page.

Check out our YouTube channel for daily video blogs and more.

If you are interested in joining and supporting the cause, our membership application is here.

Monetary donations can be made to the DCHS through the Stella Mulholland Bogner Fund at the Daviess County Community Foundation.

We are now offering Genealogy Research Services for Daviess County- for more information see our Services page.

Doug Dougherty, President

Amazon Smile

You can support the Daviess County Historical Society through your purchases at Amazon.com. Just brose through the smile.amazon.com page and you should see the Daviess County Historical Society as your preferred charity. The DCHS will receive a percentage of all your purchases.

Civil War Roundtable

The Daviess County Civil War Roundtable meets on the third Monday of the month (except July and December) at 6:30 PM in the Museum to discuss Civil War related topics. Each month we have a feature presentation from one of our members or a guest speaker. Everyone is invited to join us. 

Writers Group

Are you an aspiring author? A local writing group meets once per month at the museum hosted by Byron Buckley to analyze and critique each other's work. Follow the local newspaper for exact date and time, or email dchistory@sbcglobal.net

Board meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month at 5 PM in the museum. .

Contact Information


812 257-0301
Postal address
212 E. Main St. Washington, IN 47501
General email