Dubois County MuseumSeptember 21, 2017
(Updated April 26)
Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, June 5-Aug. 7.
Tying a Fly Fishing Lure, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturday, June 16. Preregistration required.
Exhibit: Auto Indiana, June 30-July 26. On loan from the Indiana Historical Society.
Exhibit: One Shot, July 28-Aug. 31. Features World War II photography of John A. Bushemi. On loan from the Indiana Historical Society.
Strassenfest exhibits and programs, Aug. 2-5.
Military Appreciation Day, Sunday, Aug. 12.
Permanent exhibits: Our Eldest Daughter, 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. Closed April 1 for Easter. 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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