Dubois County Museum

(Updated Thursday, Aug. 17)

Meetings: Train Club
, 7 p.m. first Monday of each month, except September when the club meets on the second Monday of the month.

The Blue Star Museums Program, through Sept. 4, active members of the military will receive free membership to the musuem.

Special event: Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through August. Story and craft or special activity.

Book Launch and Reading by Poet Norbert Krapf and his wife, Katherine, 2 p.m. Aug. 26.

Archaeology in Dubois County with Dr. Rick Jones, archaeologist, and Kenny Hochgesang and Derrick Haas, local collectors, 10-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 9.

Train Show and Swap Meet
: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 21.

Permanent exhibits: Cold War (1945-1990), Black Heritage in Dubois County, Grand Army of the Republic, A Bicentennial Remembrance: The Story of German Immigration to Dubois County, Safari Room, The Story of Bill Schroeder and the Jarvik Heart, Main Street Dubois County (a model town from the 1900s featuring 17 businesses, including Stewart Hotel, Schutz’s Shoe Service and a funeral home, doctor’s office, jail, barbershop, church, bank, surveying office and bar), Little Pioneer Children’s Play Area (includes one-room schoolhouse, book nook, toy area and dress-up area), Lewis and Clark keel boat, The Law in Dubois County, Honoring the Military, Settlers of Dubois County, The Civil War Diary of William C. Benson, Model Trains, Dubois County in World War I, The Spanish-American War and Dubois County, Huntingburg Wagon Works, Girl Scouting in Dubois County, People of the Woodlands, Trace the Buffalo, Pioneer Area, Germans, Land Owners Map, Cheering our Champions, Furniture, Civil War Flag, Prisoners of War, The Mills of Dubois County. Also, Heidet Blacksmith Shop, depicts the original shop from Ferdinand; Lindauer Sandstone Quarry and Grindstone Works of St. Henry, displays days of sandstone manufacturing; Eckert Log Home, assembled log home inside the museum shows building material and home life inside a German-style log home; Women’s Work is Never Done, choreographs the daily work week of pioneer women; History of Coal Mining; Meyer Planing Mill of Haysville; Ferdinand Sawmill; Huntingburg Buggy Works wagon; History of Boy Scouting; Antique Farm Machinery, featuring more than 75 pieces, including a binder, reaper, corn shredder and 1879 Buckeye hoe wheat drill; Tinker the Horse, represents the contribution of animals to the history of the area; silver smelter from Buck Shoals in Haysville; giant fruit press; threshing machine belted to a Kitten engine, one of five working steam engines; cane press and evaporator pan like the one used to make Birdseye molasses; and murals of Zoar, Birdseye, Celestine, Dubois, Duff, Ferdinand, Huntingburg, Portersville/Boone Township, St. Henry/Johnsburg, St. Anthony/St. Marks, Holland, Haysville, Ireland, Jasper and Schnellville.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The museum will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1. During museum hours, tours are available and the gift shop is open. Participant in the Blue Star Museums program. Can be found on Facebook and at www.duboiscountymuseum.org. 812-634-7733

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