Museum ready to celebrate Strassenfest

JASPER — The Dubois County Museum invites area residents and visitors to the museum for the annual Strassenfest.

View an exhibit on loan from the Indiana Historical Society called “One Shot.” It is a display on the photography of John A. Bushemi, photographer during WWII.

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 2, the museum will display its complete sets of Strassenfest mugs, buttons and programs from 40 years of Strassenfests. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Exhibits on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4, include the German Immigration to Dubois County and New Military Artifacts — “Civil War through the Cold War and the War on Terror.”

Presentations will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. The first program will be given by Dubois County Historian Art Nordhoff on “Highlights of Dubois County History 1818-2018,” as part of the bicentennial celebration of Dubois County. Mrs. Nathan will give a second presentation on Cuzco history and the Rangers buried there.

The museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, during the parade. Look for the museum’s parade entry of Kurt Vonderheide’s restored Wagner Wagon made in Jasper.

The museum invites the public to bring in Old German Script items for translation by Marilyn Nathan. A former German teacher, Mrs. Nathan will be available from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.

The museum, at 2704 N. Newton St., is open from 10 a.m. to 1 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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