26 May, 2015
Museum News
Dr. Harry G. Thomas Medical Scholarship Awarded
Updated 3 April, 2015
The Darke County Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Harry G. Thomas Medical Scholarship award for the 2014-2015 academic year has been presented to John Sullenbarger, Bradley Subler, Amy Wilcox, Patrick Mescher, and Melanie Stall.
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Marilyn Robbins Receives the Heritage Award
Updated 3 April, 2015
Marilyn Robbins, a.k.a. “Garst’s Annie Oakley,” receives the Darke County Historical Society’s Heritage Award for 2015.
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Douglas Dickey Medal of Honor Exhibit
Updated 31 Mar, 2015
On November 14, 2014, the Garst Musuem unveiled a new exhibit honoring Darke County native and Medal of Honor recipient Douglas Dickey.
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Garst Museum Thanks It’s Volunteers
Updated 31 Mar, 2015
The Garst Museum appreciates all of their volunteers, whether they put in 30 hours or 300 hours annually. We need all of them and we thank them!
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Featured Exhibits
The Gathering at Garst 2015
The Gathering at Garst is returning to the Garst Museum grounds in Greenville, Ohio on July 25 and 26, 2015.

The Gathering, held outside in the beautiful park-like setting behind the Garst Museum, will again be a quality, juried show that features vendors in the following categories; artists, antique vendors, skilled historical craftsmen, primitive folk- artists, garden exhibitors, farmers market, specialty, and food vendors.

In partnership with the Darke County Park District, this year’s Gathering will feature a living history encampment that represents the time period from the French and Indian War through the Civil War.

Public admission to The Gathering at Garst is free. Regular admission prices to tour the museum apply. All proceeds will benefit the Garst Museum.

Event hours will be from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, July 25 and from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 26.

The Gathering at Garst has a website where vendors can get applications and the public can access detailed information.

Email is info@gatheringatgarst.com
The National Annie Oakley Center at Garst Museum

Annie Oakley
Walk with Annie Oakley as you visit the Annie Oakley Center at Garst Museum's exhibition of her life and history. You may be surprised as you discover Annie's true personality. Unlike Hollywood's image of a wild west, rough and tumble tomboy, Annie was a petite woman who loved lace, silver, beautiful furnishings and elegant clothing who was blessed with physical athleticism.
Crossroads of Destiny
Crossroads of Destiny is a stunning exhibit telling the hiSTORY of the Treaty of Greene Ville. Greene Ville was the largest stockaded fort ever built in North America and it was the scene of the most significant American Indian treaty ever negotiated. The Treaty of Greene Ville of 1795 opened the door to the settlement of the Midwest and resulted in Ohio statehood eight years later. The Treaty also ended forty years of conflict over the upper Ohio Valley.

Lowell Thomas--famous broadcaster

Lowell Thomas
The name Lowell Thomas evokes a number of images--Adventurer, explorer, world traveler, author. However, he was best remembered as a radio news commentator on the CBS Radio Network. The vast Lowell Thomas Exhibit at Garst Museum was donated by Thomas in his later years.
Around the Museum
Annie’s Star Spangled Raffle Tickets Available

Annie is getting making preparations for her annual Star Spangled Gala. She wants her friends to know what great raffle prizes are going to be in her Star Spangled Raffle. Tickets are now being sold. Need not be present to win.

A major part of Annie’s Star Spangled Gala is Annie’s Star Spangled Raffle. Prizes for the raffle include:

-$1,000 cash
-Accommodations for a weekend Gatlinburg get-a-way donated by Tom & Cindy Scott/Tom Scott Seed Service
-The new Apple Watch-Sport

Tickets for the raffle ($5.00 per chance) can be purchased at the Garst Museum, or any Garst Museum board member.

Annie’s Star Spangled Gala will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Garst Museum. This is a fundraiser for the Garst Museum and The National Annie Oakley Center. All funds raised at this event will benefit the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio.

Annie's 2015 Star Spangled Gala Auction Item Photographs
Click here to view the items available at the June 13th fundraiser.
Gala Items Available
Museum in a Suitcase Programs

The Garst Museum is excited to announce an additional traveling Museum in a Suitcase program. The new program is specifically created for groups of children ranging from the second to sixth grades. Garst Museum docents will bring a suitcase of museum artifacts to your local group or classroom and present a unique program highlighting the Garst Museum. The forty-five to sixty minute programs are free and are available for schools and activities such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or 4-H clubs.

Garst Museum also offers a Museum in a Suitcase program for local adult groups. Both Museum in a Suitcase programs are offered at no charge and include opportunities to handle museum artifacts and to learn and reminisce about times gone by.

For more information about either Museum in a Suitcase program, please contact the Garst Museum at 937-548-5250 or via email at information@garstmuseum.org.

The Annie Oakley Center Foundation
The purpose of the Annie Oakley Center Foundation is to promote the memory of Annie Oakley, to create and maintain exhibits in cooperation with the Garst Museum of Darke County, Ohio, to receive funds for the support thereof, to acquire and preserve Annie Oakley memorabilia and to conduct any and all activities in to further these objectives.
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Garst Museum is proud to be a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. We welcome all National Trust members to receive a discount of 10% off admission and gift shop purchases when visiting the Garst Museum.
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