DAVIESS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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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




Holiday Hours 

The museum will be closed to the public December 24-January 1. Family tours are available by appointment by calling 444-9360.

Happy Holidays from the Daviess County Museum

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)

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

Dean Dorrell, President



Quarterly Programs

The DCHS Quarterly Program Series wrapped up for 2014 on November 22nd with "The Indiana Theater: A Private History Tour." Stay tuned for details of our Winter Program coming soon.

Quarterly Programs are free to members and $10 for non-members. Our presenting sponsors are First Federal Savings Bank and Daviess County Metal Sales, with additional sponsorship from Gabhart Surveying, German American Bank, Terri Kelso Insurance, First Financial Bank, and Wagler Mini-Barns.

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 game day is January 3rd featuring "TV to Tabletop," board game adaptation of popular television shows.

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

 

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