Christmas starts in Nov. at museum

The Dubois County Museum opens its Christmas holiday season on Thursday, Nov. 21, with the opening of the annual Festival of Trees. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the program is from 6 to 7 p.m. The public is invited.

Communities in Dubois County will be showcased this year. The theme is up to those who decorate their town’s tree. Decorations may relate to the community, but that isn’t a requirement. The trees are 71⁄2 feet tall. People may add their own lights for a more sparkling effect.

Entertainment will be by a Praise Band from Redemption Christian Church in Jasper. Refreshments will be served and many prizes will be awarded during the program. Representatives who have decorated the community trees may be present to explain their decorations and answer questions. Community representatives should decorate their trees after Nov. 13 and before the Nov. 21. The trees will grace the area throughout the Christmas season, and may be taken down after Jan. 6.

Other trees and decorations throughout the museum will be put up on Nov. 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Anyone able to help deorate is welcome.

The museum, at 2704 N. Newton St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays. For more information, call 634-7733 or visit The museum is also on Facebook and Twitter.



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