Exhibit moves to Jasper in April

JASPER — The Dubois County Museum launched a satellite exhibit program that began with the opening of a “Roaring Twenties” exhibit at the Ferdinand Branch Library.

The exhibition, which closes in Ferdinand on March 28 and moves to the Jasper Public Library for April and May, features items from the museum’s collection and artifacts on loan from Dubois County residents and patrons of the library. Handmade doll dresses from the Richard Weigel collection; a black and white parasol, hat pins (white and black headed) and pink metallic change purse from the John J. Fierst collection; alcoholometer from the John J. and Gloria M. Fierst collection; a pin with a large purple stone from the Bretz collection; and a pair of 1926 wedding shoes and photograph of Victor and Lorena (Goetz) Sermersheim donated by Arlene Sermersheim are among the items on display.

The Dubois County Museum intends to provide exhibits at various public sites throughout the county. The Birdseye Branch Library is scheduled to host an exhibit on Dubois County recreation and pastimes this summer. Contact Director Shirley J. Ray at 812-634-7733 if interested in hosting a special display of artifacts from the museum or loaning items for the satellite exhibit program. The museum is especially interested in providing displays for convalescent homes and assisted-living facilities.

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 www.duboiscountymuseum.org. The museum is also on Facebook and Twitter.


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