Library, museum partnership provides free admissionJuly 11, 2018
By LEANN BURKE
People looking to learn more about Dubois County history have an new opportunity to do so thanks to a new partnership between the Dubois County Contractual Public Library and the Dubois County Museum.
The two organizations are launching a program to allow library patrons to check out museum passes that cover museum entry for four people. The passes will be available at all four branch libraries: Birdseye, Dubois, Ferdinand and Jasper.
“I think it’s great that we can have a partnership,” said Kathy Bachman, marketing chair for the Dubois County Museum. “Both institutions are about teaching and expanding education.”
The program is modeled after a bicentennial program Indiana set up to offer state parks passes through the libraries. That program is no longer running, but it worked so well that Dubois County Museum Board President Amy Weyer and Library Experience Manager Jordan Schuetter decided to partner to replicate it, Bachman said. The program serves two purposes: creating exposure for the museum and attracting visitors who may not have visited otherwise due to admission costs.
“You always want more people to come to something you think is worthwhile,” Bachman said.
According to the museum website, The Dubois County Museum is the largest county museum in Indiana. The museum boasts a collection of more than 30,000 items, including 14 community murals providing a picture of each community’s early history, a two pen log house built in the 1800s, a wild game display and a model train display.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teenagers and $2 for children, but the passes available at the library will cover four admissions.
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