Wednesday, April 25, 2012

National Preservation Month¬ – Discover Our Hidden Gems – The Garst Museum

The Lowell Thomas House
May is National Preservation Month. Sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the theme this year is “Discover Our Hidden Gems.”

Locally, the Garst Museum, Bear’s Mill, and Main Street Greenville are collaborating to bring historic preservation awareness to Greenville and Darke County communities.

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 Annie Oakley Center, the Treaty of Greenville, Lowell Thomas, and Ohio Native Americans.

In honor of National Historic Preservation Month, the Lowell Thomas House, which has been preserved at the Garst Museum, will be open for tours from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on May 5 and May 26. Enter the museum through the glass doors next to the parking lot. Admission to the house is free, but regular admission to tour the museum will apply.

A special joint membership deal for Historic Preservation Month is also offered during May. Partnering together for the places that matter are Bear's Mill, Main Street Greenville, and Garst Museum (Darke County Historical Society). Your support will allow all three organizations to continue their mission to ensure that our local treasures remain intact and celebrated for years to come. The special membership package includes an individual membership to each organization for a year at a discounted price of $50. This offer is for new members only.

Stop by Garst Museum or Bear's Mill or visit to support our treasures today!

The Garst Museum is located at:
205 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331

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