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212 E Main St.
Washington, IN  47501

Closed for Renovation
Grand Reopening Soon
Archives Access Available by Appt.

Closed for Renovation

The Daviess County Museum continues to be in a state of limited access while we reorganize and renovate. We would like to thank everyone for your patience throughout this time; we believe you will be excited by all the changes we have been making. All regular meetings of DCHS-affiliated groups continue to be held. 

We are currently targeting the first of July for full re-opening. Stay tuned for updates.

Bicentennial Yard Signs

The Daviess County Historical Society in coordination with the Washington Bicentennial Committee are giving away 200 yard signs to Daviess County homeowners to commemorate historic houses built at least 100 years ago. To get yours, visit the Daviess County Chamber of Commerce, 1 Depot St. in Washington, between 8 AM and 4 PM weekdays. Signs are given on a first-come, first serve basis. Thanks to Backroads Advertising for the design and production.

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.

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.

Doug Dougherty, Acting 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 last Tuesday of each month at 5 PM in the museum. .

Contact Information


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