Daviess County Museum Expands with Grand Opening April 17-21

Washington- The Daviess County Museum will unveil its long-awaited new first-floor exhibit and program hall with a week-long grand opening party from April 17th to the 21st.

Visitors will be able to experience the museum’s new flagship exhibit, an eight-step exploration of the culture, economy, and lifestyle of Daviess County from the early pioneer days through 1930. Admission is free and will be available during the museum’s normal daily hours of 10 AM - 4 PM weekdays and 10 AM - 3 PM Saturdays. The Daviess County Museum is located at 212 E. Main St. in Washington, IN.

Also making its debut during the grand opening week will be “That’s Entertainment,” a display surveying the history of the performing arts in Daviess County. 

“We’re very excited to be able to finally reveal our completely rebuilt and refurbished first floor area to the public,” said Museum President Monty Critchlow. “This has taken the better part of two years to complete and is by far the biggest project we’ve ever undertaken at the museum.”

The grand opening week is the culmination of a major building project which, in addition to the new exhibit and program space, has also installed new work areas for museum volunteers and other facilities.

“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all of our donors who made this possible,” said Museum director Becky Kremp. “The incredible support from the community really demonstrates how much we value our history and our cultural institutions here in Daviess County.”