Darke County Historical Society, Inc. (DCHS)
The Darke County Historical Society, Inc. (DCHS) is dedicated to preserving the history of the county and fostering education on its relevance to the American experience. Its mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit, study, and interpret materials relating to the history and culture of Darke County, Ohio, as it represents a crossroads of the American experience. The DCHS operates the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio, and its 35,000 square-foot campus houses over 300,000 artifacts. Permanent exhibitions of national significance include Annie Oakley, the Treaty of Greenville, Lowell Thomas, Ohio Native Americans, and the multi-racial settlement of Longtown. The Garst Museum offers programs for people of all ages and walks of life.