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212 E Main St.
Washington, IN  47501

Museum Hours
Thursday-Friday 12-5 PM
Saturday 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday 1-5 PM
Available by Appontment
Call (812) 257-0301


Kids Klub

The Daviess County Museum Kids Klub meets one Saturday each month from 1-3 PM. Children in grades K-5 can join museum volunteers for crafts, games, stories, and more! Upcoming Kids Klub dates are January 21st and February 11th. This is a free event.  The museum does request that a parent or guardian remain in the building throughout the event. 

Updated History of Elnora now available

Jim Rader has completed an updated and revised version of his father Owen's History of Elnora book. To order, visit Jim's CreateSpace page

New Membership Program

The DCHS membership program has changed. Membership will now run on an annual basis, the 2017 membership year begins October 1st and runs until September 30th, 2017. If you signed up or renewed your membership in 2016, you will be grandfathered in to 2017. Cllick here (PDF) for a membership application and a full list of terms and benefits.

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. 

For daily news, photos, and more from our staff please check out our Facebook page.. We also have a Twitter account you can follow here


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 4th 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