Originally an inn near the railroad, The Garst Museum offers over 35,000 square feet of exhibit space within six building wings. 1946, the owner Nellie Garst Menke donated the building (her home) to the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR created a partnership with the Darke County Historical Society to maintain the house. Featured is The National Annie Oakley Center and the foremost collection dedicated to the life of Annie Oakley. The museum's major exhibits includes The National Annie Oakley Center, the Treaty of Greene Ville and "Mad" Anthony Wayne, Tecumseh and Native Americans, Lowell Thomas, an extensive military collection, period American furnishings, county history, and agricultural artifacts. The museum also offers a well-staffed genealogy research library and a unique store.
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