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The Daviess County Historical Society & Museum

The Daviess County Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the 200-year history of Daviess County, IN through exhibits, programs, archives, and more.

Hours

Tuesday- Friday 10 AM - 4 PM

Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM

Tours Available Thurs-Sat

Always Free Admission

NOW OPEN

New exhibit and program area on the ground floor of the museum. Come in today ! 

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DCHS Membership Program

Support Your Local History

Becoming a DCHS member is the most convenient way to support the mission of the historical society. Members enjoy great benefits including the bimonthly newsletter with exclusive features and notifications of upcoming museum events. Click here to download and print the membership form. 

Donating in honor or memory of someone? Let us know below. Please include your name and the honoree with your message. 

Thank you for your support! 

DCHS Membership Levels
 
Individual - $25
Family -      $40
Friend -      $100
Patron -      $250
Sponsor -   $500
Partner -    $1000
 
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The Home of Your History

The Daviess County Historical Society is dedicated to collecting and maintaining the history of our community. We maintain the Daviess County Museum in the old Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Washington, originally built in 1869. The museum is filled with artifacts and exhibits to educate and entertain all ages of Daviess County residents and visitors alike. It also holds an archives room with many resources for researchers.

Currently Featured Exhibits

Discover Daviess County in ways you never have before with our curated exhibits. 

Foundations of Daviess County

Explore the development of Daviess County from the days of the pioneers through 1930 with our new flagship exhibit on the museum's ground floor. 

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That's Entertainment

Learn about Daviess County's many contributions to the performing arts. 

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Museum Events

"Picture the Past" - An Exhibition of Historic Daviess County Photography

Museum Gala 2023

October 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

The museum's annual gala will debut our new exhibition "Picture the Past" exploring the work of professional photographers of Daviess County and much more. All are invited. 

Daviess County Medal of Honor Winners w/Tom Brummett

October 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Daviess County Historian Team member Tom Brummett reviews the biographies of the men who have received the country's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor. 
 

Daviess County Military Review

The DCHS is currently planning a publication documenting Daviess County veterans past and present. If you have information on a military veteran please download this form (PDF or Word) and return it to the museum with a photograph and optional short (200 words or less) biography. You may bring a photograph to the museum to be scanned and returned to you the same day. Submissions may also be sent by email to dchistory@sbcglobal.net

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Contact Us

212 E Main St Washington IN United States 47501

(812) 257-0301

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