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The Daviess County Historical Society is dedicated to the
collection, preservation, research, organization, exhibition, and/or
acquisition of artifacts, documents, sites, and other historical
relics, regardless of medium, which are significant to the history of
Daviess County, and thereby educate by promoting the historical study
of said county, and strive to describe, or illustrate, the social,
political, industrial, and educational progress of Daviess County
Indiana. In most cases we do not purchase artifacts.
The Society Shall Exist to:
Perpetuate the collection and
preservation of artifacts, documents, sites, and to recognize the
people significant to the history of Daviess County.
Obtain new artifacts and document
the stories connected with them.
Promote pride & awareness of
our heritage & culture to both county residents and
Sponsor workshops, publish a
quarterly newsletter, and secure guest speakers for the historical
education of our community.
Maintain, operate, and perpetuate
the Daviess County Historical Museum, which includes a Museum
Co-operate with & supply
historical information to educational institutions, study groups, &
individuals doing research on the history & culture of Daviess
Collaborate with other regional
historical organizations, and the Indiana Historical Society when
Locate & mark sites of
historic significance within Daviess County and assist other
organizations or individuals in the maintenance and/or preservation
of these sites.
Maintain a website for purpose of
promotion of the society and museum, to attract both residents and
non-residents of the county, which offers historical/genealogical
data, research and look up information, books and publications for
sale, and other services, some requiring a nominal fee to generate
revenue to support society activities.
Host and sponsor a major annual
event celebrating the history of Daviess County, to attract people
to the county to learn about our history and culture.
Promote education, tourism and
commerce related to its history and traditions in collaboration with
the Visitors Bureau, and with other government and commercial
Tell stories of Daviess County.
Provide guides (both live and
media-based) for tourists and visitors to relevant historic sites
based on their interests and family histories.
Involve all of Daviess County in
all of the above.
Board of DirectorsPresident - Doug Dougherty
Vice-President - Mike James
Treasurer - Bill Remsburg
Secretary Sarah Fry
Trustees - Jim Pirkle, Mary Bradley, Chris Palmer, John Myers, Rose McGuire