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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.

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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.

2015 CALENDAR ON SALE

 

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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.

SUMMER HOURS

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.

FIRST DAY AIR MAIL COVERS AVAILABLE

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 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.

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT NOW AVAILABLE

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.




ORDER FROM SCHWAN'S. HELP THE  SOCIETY

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 Schwans-Cares.com, 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.

2013 LANTERN WALK DVD ORDER FORM

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

HELP THE DUBOIS AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY RAISE MONEY

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

May 22 - Fund raiser, Italian Oven, DuBois, (all day) print out a voucher to present here.

June 5-7 - Fund raiser, Ruby Tuesday, DuBois (three days), print out a voucher to present here.

July 15 - Fund raiser, Valley Dairy, Liberty Plaza, 4-9 p.m. only.

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.

SHOP AT THE DUBOIS 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 

Krach To Speak About First Airport, April 29

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

Record Attendance For Luncheon

An emotional message of civic pride and the need to encourage young women was presented by Kristie Gasbarre.

Gasbarre To Speak At Luncheon

Kristine Gasbarre has been added to the program for the DuBois Area Historical Society’s 9th Annual Luncheon.

"Night At The Museum" Is Successful

The first DuBois Area Historical Society "Night At The Museum" for young people was very successful.

"Women In The Arts" Theme For Luncheon

The DuBois Area Historical Society's 9th Annual Luncheon, Saturday, March 14, has the theme, “Women in the Arts”.

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.

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: duboisareahistory@yahoo.com

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.

LINKS

The DuBois Area Historical Society Inc.

is not responsible for content at any of these sites

More DuBois history from Ken Williams, visit:  http://www.duboishistoricalsociety.com

Visit other area historical society sites:

Brockway:  http://www.brockwayhistory.org

Clarion County:  http://www.clarioncountyhistoricalsociety.org

Clearfield County:  http://www.clearfieldcountyhistoricalsociety.net

Elk County:  http://www.elkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

Jefferson County:  http://www.jchconline.org

Mt. Zion:  http://www.mtzionhistoricalsociety.org

Punxstuwaney:  http://www.punxsyhistory.org

Reynoldsville:  http://www.reynoldsvillehistoricalsociety.com

St. Marys/Benzinger Township:  http://www.smhistoricalsociety.com