Museum reopens doors Sunday

The Dubois County Museum will reopen Sunday, June 14. Hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum will be following COVID-19 guidelines of safe distancing and recommending the wearing of face masks. With 50,000 square feet of exhibit space available, visitors will be able to spread out along the area.

Programs are again being scheduled at the museum. 

The ATHENA Award grand opening will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 18. 

Nifty Nights-Free Night at the Museum will begin on Thursday, June 25. Nifty Nights are free evenings at the museum and are open to the public. On June 25, the theme will be “Bugs, Butterflies and Fish.”

Youngsters are invited in for storytime (the regularly scheduled storytime on Saturday, June 13, is canceled) with crafts and activities planned.  Joe “Swampy” Schoenbachler and Friends will be teaching how to tie a fly fishing fly this evening also, beginning at 6 p.m. Hours for the free evening is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Storytime will begin at 6 p.m. 

Swampy and his Friends return on Saturday, June 27, for two more sessions of learning to tie a fly fishing fly at 10:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m.

Programs in July are:

Saturday, July 4: Closed for July 4 holiday.

Saturday, July 11: 10:30 a.m., storytime. The theme is “Farm.” Stories, crafts and activities for young visitors will be available. Optimist Club of Jasper is the sponsor.

Thursday, July 23: 5:30-8 p.m., Nifty Night-Free Night at the Museum. Melissa Gentry, speaker on Women’s Suffrage at 6 p.m. The topic of her talk is “Votes for Women, From Seneca Falls to Seymour and South Bend: Mapping Indiana’s Suffrage History. Sponsors are the Jasper Public Library and the Dubois County Museum

Saturday, July 25: 1 p.m., reading by Norb Kraft, former Indiana Poet Laurate and county native. Kraft will read from his new book of poetry, “Southwest by Midwest.”

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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