212 E Main St.
Washington, IN 47501
Museum Hours: 12-5 PM
Tuesday-Saturday or by appt.
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 ProgramsThe 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 RoundtableThe 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 GroupLike 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to join the mailing list. We now have our own Facebook page.
The next game day is December 6, and it will be a Kids & Family Day. We will be featuring games for kids ages 6+.
In addition the game group now meets every Wednesday night in the museum from 5 PM. Follow our Facebook page for announcements
Writers GroupAre 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 email@example.com
Board meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month at 4:30 PM in the museum. .