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212 E Main St.
Washington, IN  47501

Museum Hours: 12-5 PM

Tuesday-Saturday or by appt.
Pay-what-you-want admission


The Daviess County Historical Society will present its fall program, a
visit from former Knox County Historian Richard Day, on Saturday,
December 12, at 11:00 AM at the Daviess County Museum. Tickets are $10
for non-members and free to DCHS Members, and are available at the door.

This event serves as the kickoff for the Daviess County Museum's
Bicentennial celebration in 2016, which marks the 200th year of both
Daviess County and the State of Indiana. As part of a planned lecture
series on the history of Daviess County, Mr. Day will be speaking on the
pioneer development of Knox and Daviess County in the early 19th
century. Finger food and drinks will be served.

Daviess County Historical Society Quarterly Programs are presented by
Williams Bros. Pharmacy, in association with Hand's Pest Control and German American Bank.
Additional support comes from Terri Kelso Insurance, Gabhart Land
Surveying, First Federal Savings Bank, and Washington Chrysler Center.

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.

We have numerous varied opportunities for volunteering. For a current list of volunteer needs, click here (PDF)

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.

Dean Dorrell, 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. 

Museum Gaming Group 

Like tabletop board/card games? The Daviess County Museum is launching a monthly gamie day on the first Saturday of each month. Everyone is welcome to these informal, free, and fun days for all ages. Email us at dchsitory@sbcglobal.net if you'd like to join the mailing list. We now have our own Facebook page.

The next monthly game day is August 1st.

In addition the game group now meets every Wednesday night in the museum from 5 PM. Follow our Facebook page for announcements

Writers Group

Are you an aspiring author? A local writing group meets once per month at the museum hosted by Bryon 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 4:30 PM in the museum. .

Contact Information


812 257-0301 or 812- 444-9360
Postal address
212 E. Main St. Washington, IN 47501
General email