Museum announces December events

The Dubois County Museum, 2704 N. Newton Street, Jasper, welcomes the public to the museum to see the festive sights of the Christmas season at the museum. Here is a list of its schedule for the month of December.

Christmas carols will be sung by the Singing Seniors at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. Come enjoy the sounds of the season and sing along with this merry group of singers from The Arnold F. Habig Center. Refreshments served.

O’Tannenbaum Days are Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6 to 8. The Dubois County Museum welcomes visitors to step inside a magic holiday dream space where 15 Christmas trees will be transformed this year into special community showcases by local county communities. Venture more into the museum and discover 30 trees throughout the museum decorated by the museum volunteers. The museum’s elves also make the museum exhibit areas sparkle for Christmas with numerous decorations and the setting out of a display of the large Santa collection gifted to the museum by Kay Smock. Dollhouses, made by Ron and the late Lela Greubel, also are on display.

Breakfast with Santa will be served at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Santa makes a scheduled stop at the museum to listen to all the good little boys and girls while the museum’s elves serve breakfast and coordinate crafts and activities. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 per child (age 12 and under). Payment and reservations are needed by Wednesday, Nov. 27. Registration forms will be available on the museum’s website, on Facebook, at the museum lobby desk and distributed through the schools and preschools.

A violin concert by Strings Inc. will be heard at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. This talented group presents a showcase of their talents for all to hear.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Beginning 1:30 p.m., a showing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will include free popcorn and refreshments. Activities will be available after the movie, namely making a Christmas craft and participating in a Christmas tree scavenger hunt. Activities will be held with a German theme.

The Dubois County Museum, sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper, will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The theme is “Holiday Cookies.” Stories will be read by Carrie Holdsworth. Crafts and activities will be available along with cookies to enjoy.

A cookie walk is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Museum volunteers and members of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority bake a variety of cookies and sweets for sale to benefit the museum. Cookies and treats sold by the pound.

Mrs. Claus will visit from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Mrs. Claus will step in for a busy Santa Claus and listen to children while driving in her golf cart around the museum.

The museum will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Return to normal hours on Friday, Dec. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum will be closed on Monday, Dec. 30.

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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