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Donations Sought For Repairs

The DuBois Area Historical Society is currently raising money to facilitate repairs to the masonry on the George Nye Annex of the E. D. Reitz Museum and repairs to a problem area that is allowing rain water and snow melt to seep into building. These two repairs will cost about $10,000. The Society has already received $3,400 towards this amount.

Anyone interested in helping with this project can do so by making a tax-deductible donation. The DuBois Area Historical Society is classified as 501(c)3. Please mark checks as “Building Improvements” and send it to the DuBois Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 401, DuBois, PA 15801.


Lantern Walk 2014 DVD AVAILABLE

Sense Media is producing a DVD of the 2014 Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk. The cost is $18 plus tax ($1.08) with a $5 shipping and handling fee if it needs to be mailed. The DVD has arrived. Those who made an advance order and wanting to pick it up; or anyone who wants to purchase a DVD should come to the DuBois Area Historical Society, 28 W. Long Ave. DuBois, Saturday, December 13 from 10 a.m. until noon . An order form is available here.




The 2015 DuBois Area Historical Society Calendar is now available for purchase. The Society’s eighth calendar costs $5 and has as its theme: “Recalling Our First Industry:  Lumbering”.

Calendars are still available at the DuBois Area Historical Society, 28-34 W. Long Ave., DuBois, and at Curves, Peaceable Kingdom, and Way Office Supply, all in DuBois; and Willar’s Market in Falls Creek. More details are in the news section below.


The DuBois Area Historical Society summer schedule is now in effect. The museum and genealogical library hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For additional information, or to make an appointment for another day telephone (814) 371-9006.



 Seventy-five years ago, DuBois and Clearfield County were part of history. May 14, 1939, DuBois and Clearfield were both stops on the newly conceived air mail pickup route, one where the planes did not land, but snagged the mail while in flight. A replication of the inaugural flight was held on May 17, 2014, between Clearfield and DuBois. Stamped first day covers from the May 17, 2014, flight are now available from the DuBois Area Historical Society at a cost of $2.50 per first day cover. Contact the Society for ordering information.


ornament_front.jpgThe DuBois Area Historical Society is selling Christmas ornaments featuring the museum on Long Avenue, the Society logo and founding date. For more information click here.


The DuBois Area Historical Society is partnering with Schwan’s Home Services to meet our current fundraising goals. Schwan’s Home Delivery offers over 350 delicious foods, flash-frozen at the peak of freshness and conveniently delivered to your door. Through, consumers can order from Schwan’s Home Delivery. The Society's latest campaign begins on Monday, Feb. 16 and runs through Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Schwan’s will contribute 5% of all orders received in this way to our organization!

To participate click here. On the page, Preserve Your History, click on Shop Now, or  Support Now to place an order.


The 2013 DuBois Area Historical Society Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk focusing on the Great DuBois Fire of 1888 is now history. Over 300 people attended the walk, making it the most successful in Society history. Now everyone has the chance to view the walk or relive it again with the DVD produced by HangHood Productions. The DVD features the entire walk plus extras including interviews with the performers, leaders, organizers, and participants of the Walk, behind the scenes activities and much more. The DVD is $15 plus $5 for postage if mailed. They will be available at the DuBois Area Historical Society in November. An order form may be printed here


Throughout 2015, several restaurants have agreed to help the Society. Upcoming is:

July 15 - Fund raiser, Valley Dairy, Liberty Plaza, 4-9 p.m. only. Print out a voucher to present here.

October 23 - Fund raiser, Italian Oven, DuBois, (all day) print out a voucher to present here.

December 11-13 - Fund raiser, Ruby Tuesday, DuBois (three days), print out a voucher to present here.

Thank you to all who attended, and the restaurants, for supporting the DuBois Area Historical Society.


Visit our Gift Shoppe, for books, gifts, and other items for the local history buff in your family:  Here

Print out a personal copy of The Walking Tour Brochure  >>> HERE 

Art Walk A Big Draw

The Art Walk on June 6th drew in many children thanks to several DuBois Business College students.

Luthersburg Spring Walk A Success

Over 53 people turned out on a warm and sunny day to celebrate the history of Luthersburg.

Luthersburg Spring Walk A Success

Over 53 people turned out on a warm and sunny day to celebrate the history of Luthersburg.

Spring Walk At Luthersburg May 9

The DuBois Area Historical Society’s 7th Annual Spring Walk will be held in Luthersburg.

Krach Presents Aviation History

Aviation was a hot topic for the DuBois Area Historical Society’s April meeting.

Alaska Collection Willed To Society

Mary Thelma Glenn willed her collection of Alaskan art to the DuBois Area Historical Society.

Luigi's Fundraiser Successful

Luigi’s Ristorante presented the DuBois Area Historical Society with a check for $301.

Krach To Speak About First Airport, April 29

DuBois native Clarence Krach will provide his recollections of DuBois’ first airport.

DuBois Area Historical Society, Inc.
Located at 30 W Long Ave. DuBois, PA 

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 401, DuBois, 15801
Phone (814) 371- 9006    Email:

Summer Hours
: April 1st to Nov. 30th > Tuesday & Wednesday 10am to 4pm.
Winter Hours: Call for appointment
A donation is appreciated from all visitors.

Board Meetings:  2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM at our building.


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