Museum announces fall programs

JASPER — Visit the Dubois County Museum in the fall as they host a variety of programs.

The Model Train Club meets at 6 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 10, Oct. 8 and Nov. 5. The public is invited and new members are being accepted.

Archaeology Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8. Locally collected artifacts, a discussion on stone tools and weapons, and artifact identification by an archaeologist will be featured throughout the day.

Storytellers Tammy and Mike Deicken will present a program, “Corsets and Chamber Pots,” will have the audience laughing, singing and re-living Midwestern life 100 years ago with plenty of interaction for the whole family. The program will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

A Bicentennial Fall Harvest Day is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Lots of activities from the local farming heritage will be held. A farm-to-table meal, prepared by a local chef using foods grown locally, will be served at 6 p.m. Reservations are needed for the dinner.

The third annual model train show and swap meet will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Buy or sell train cars, sets, toys and accessories. Attendees may view running model train sets. 

Jasper native Norb Krapf will do the first reading from his new book of poetry, “Cheerios in Tuscany: Poems By and For a New Grandpa,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the conference room.

The Kinder Karneval will start at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. The German festival for children will be presented by Jasper High School students studying German.

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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