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The DuBois Area Historical Society summer schedule is now in effect. The museum and genealogical library hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and most Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For additional information, or to make an appointment for another day telephone (814) 371-9006.

Major McCreight Book Published

Cover.jpg      The DuBois Area Historical Society announces the publication of a biography, "Major:  The Life of Israel McCreight" written by long-time historical society member Tom Schott. For additional information see the full story in the news section below. The book is available for purchase from the DuBois Area Historical Society, Junk Dealer's Daughter, and Peaceable Kingdom for $22.50 a copy (including tax). It may also be ordered from the DuBois Area Historical Society by calling 814-371-9006 or E-mail An additional $5 for shipping is required if ordering by mail. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the DuBois Area Historical Society.

"From Bavaria to Brady" Book Price Reduced

The price of the "From Bavaria to Brady The George "Philip" Swope Family" by Sandra K. Leonard available from the DuBois Area Historical Society has been reduced. $30 plus $7 shipping and tax. An extensive history and genealogy of many of the related families of Clearfield and Jefferson counties of Pennsylvania, including Swope, Passmore, Wingert, Strawcutter, Leonard and other connected families.  Also included are essays about life in the Luthersburg (Pennsylvania) area in the first half of the 20th century. The book is 746 pages with photos, numerous portraits, maps and index.

Calling All Junior Genealogists

Every family has a story that comes to life when it passes from one generation to another.  The DuBois Area Historical Society encourages readers to pursue genealogy during this shelter-in-place time period.  In particular, this is good opportunity for young people to learn and to preserve their family history. Become a JUNIOR GENEALOGIST by beginning with these recommended steps:

           1. Read the rest of the information and fill out the form here.

           2. Start with the interview questions here.

           3. Compile information on one or both of these two forms:  family, stepfamily.

2021 Historical Society Calendar Available for Purchase



The DuBois Area Historical Society’s 2021 calendar, “Things That Are Gone”, featuring photos and background on places and events that have disappeared from the DuBois Area is now available for purchase. The calendars are on sale for $5 at:  Ace Hardware, Peaceable Kingdom, Rosie’s Bookstore, The Junk Dealer’s Daughter, Way Office Plus, and the DuBois Area Historical Society Museum all in DuBois. The calendar makes an ideal gift.

Barns, Murder Books Now Available


barn_cover.jpg       The DuBois Area Historical Society now has on sale, two new published books of local history:  The Pennsylvania Barn Scrapbook Volume I – The ABC’s of the Timber Framed Barnby Clair Kriner for $21.20; and Elk County Murders & Mysterious Deaths Volume I for $26.45 by James T. Baumgratz. Further details can be found in the news section below.

reflections_cover_use.jpgThe Best Of Reflections Available For Purchase

     “The Best of Reflections” by Jason S. Gray Sr. is now available for purchase at the DuBois Area Historical Society. The cost per copy is $10 with the proceeds evenly split between the DuBois Area Historical Society and the DuBois YMCA.

                     "Sabula Timeless . . . " Available For Purchase


      “Sabula Lake Timeless . . .” by Dr. Anju Jolly is now available for purchase at the DuBois Area Historical Society. The book sells for $20 plus $1.20 tax. All mail orders require a $5 postage fee. The book is a history of the Sabula Lake area and is packed with pictures from Sabula’s early days into the 21st Century.  To purchase “Sabula Lake Timeless . . .” visit the DuBois Area Historical Society or call 814-371-9006.

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Membership Dues

            2020 membership dues for The DuBois Area Historical Society are now due. Except for lifetime members, all those who have not paid 2019 dues will not receive a newsletter after the one sent in May. Membership levels include:  Life Individual, $200; Business, $100; Individual under 55, $25; Individual over 55, $15; Family, $30; Student under 18, $15; Friend Silver, $500; Friend Gold, $1,000; and Friend Platinum, $1,500.

          A printable membership form is available here.

"The Hills of Home" Available Again

       The DuBois Area Historical Society recently received copies of  “The Hills of Home” written by Jennie Dixon. The book was reprinted by popular demand. “The Hills of Home” is a history of the Sabula, Hickory, and Winterburn areas during the logging era.

         This hard cover book is for sale at the DuBois Area Historical Society. The cost is $50 plus $8, which includes $3 tax and $5 for shipping and handling. You can place your order by sending your check to DuBois Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 401, DuBois, PA 15801 or stop in at the Historical Society located at 30 W. Long Ave. on Tuesday or Wednesday between the hours of 10 and 4. For more information, please call 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.jpg     The 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.

Print out a personal copy of the 2019 Walking Tour of DuBois brochure Here.

The original 2011 Walking Tour of DuBois brochure is still available HERE 

Spring Walk Tours Camp Mountain Run

Twenty-two members and guests attended the DuBois Area Historical Society's 12th Spring Walk at Camp Mountain Run.

Spring Walk At Camp Mountain Run, May 8

The DuBois Area Historical Society will hold its Spring Walk, Saturday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at Camp Mountain Run.

R. H.. Moore Painting Added To Collection

A painting of Ruben Haines Moore painted by Luthersburg artist Richard Burfoot was donated to the historical society.

Virtual Tour Of E. D. Reitz Museum

A virtual tour of the E. D. Reitz Museum is now available.

Lumber Interpretive Panel Unveiled

A new reminder of the City of DuBois' extensive lumber history was unveiled during a ceremony held on April 5

Book Signing On Small Business Saturday

Tom Schott, author of "Major: The Life of Israel McCreight," will hold a book signing/meet the author event on Small Business Sa…

Major McCreight Biography Published

The DuBois Area Historical Society announces the publication of "Major: The Life of Israel McCreight".

Audrey Lott, 9th President, Dies

Audrey Lott, 90, ninth president of the DuBois Area Historical Society, died on July 11, 2020.

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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