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


From November 20 until March 31, 2015, the DuBois Area Historical Society will be open by appointment only. 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. During the initial phase of the campaign, January 13-February 27, 2014, 20% of product and 40% of e-certificate sales will go back to the DuBois Area Historical Society. In addition, Schwan’s will contribute 5% of all orders received in this way to our organization for the rest of the year!

To participate click here. On that page, under the DuBois Area Historical Society logo, click on Preserve Your History, then click on 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 are:

February 7 – Fund raiser Ft. Worth Restaurant, DuBois (all day)

April 19 – Fund raiser, Luigi’s Ristorante, DuBois (all day).

The Society will receive a percentage of all sales that day (excluding liquor). No forms are necessary.

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 

Night At The Museum For Young People

The DuBois Area Historical Society will open its programs with a new activity focusing on children, “A Night At the Museum.”

Proesl History Donated To Society

Leader, poet, writer, radio personality, military veteran – all apply to long-time DuBois resident George Proesl (1897-1971).

Knarr Program Moved To Accommodate Crowd

Chris Knarr drew a crowd large enough to force his DuBois Area Historical Society sponsored program to a different location.

Knarr to Speak About Career as Pilot

Chris Knarr, retired United States Marine, who piloted Marine 1, will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 12 meeting of the DuBois …

Perfect Night Sparks Lantern Walk Attendance

On a perfect fall evening the Seventh Annual Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk drew its second largest attendance.

Historical Calendar 2015: Lumbering, Recalling Our First Industry

The 2015 DuBois Area Historical Society Calendar is now available for purchase.

Rice Receives First Champion of History Award

Dr. Jeffrey Rice was presented with the DuBois Area Historical Society’s first Champion of History Award.

Lantern Walk to Present 100 Years of History

The DuBois Area Historical Society’s 7th Annual Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk will cover more history than ever before.

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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