Garst Museum’s annual Holiday Open House will be held on Sunday, December 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend. Everyone can tour the museum and the National Annie Oakley Center at no charge on this one afternoon.
Highlights of the afternoon include live seasonal music, light refreshments and beautiful decorations. Also artifacts from the museum’s Christmas collection will be used for decorating. Plan to do a little Christmas shopping in the Museum Store, as there will be a 20% discount on all items.
The museum features a number of beautifully decorated Christmas trees illustrating the theme “The Heroes and Legends of Darke County.” Trees were decorated by the following groups: The Wildflower Garden Club, the Junior Butterflies Garden Club, the Sun and Fun Garden Club, the Ladybug Garden Club, the Wood Sprite Garden Club, the Garden Girls Garden Club, the VFW Women’s Auxiliary, and the Fort Greene Ville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Plan to stop by and enjoy the fun, shop, and also take advantage of the free admission to tour the museum.
The Darke County Historical Society (the Garst Museum) has as its mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, study, and interpret materials relating to the history and culture of Darke County, Ohio as part of the development of the crossroads of the American experience. Permanent exhibitions of national significance include the National Annie Oakley Center, the Treaty of Greenville, Lowell Thomas, and Ohio Native Americans.
Union City Elks Club. circa 1942
The "Gruber" Flats. Exact location unknown. Any guesses?