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Help the Society; Eat at Valley Dairy June 1

          Valley Dairy, Hoover Drive, DuBois, will host a "Community Night Fun(raising) for the DuBois Area Historical Society on Wednesday, June 1, from 4-9 p.m. The Society will receive 20% of all sales between those hours. Those attending must present a flyer, available from Society members, or print one here.

Museum Open During Art Walk On the Block

            The DuBois Area Historical Society's E. D. Reitz Museum will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, as part of the Art Walk On the Block activities. Artists from the DuBois Business College will be at the Society during the event. There is no admission charge.

Use AmazonSmile and Help the Society

            Shopping at smile.amazon.com is a simple and easy way to support the DuBois Area Historical Society, Inc., each time you shop and at no added cost to you. Smile.amazon.com has the exact low prices and merchandise, as amazon.com and an added bonus of 0.5% of a purchase price will be donated to the DuBois Area Historical Society, Inc.

            During a first visit to smile.amazon.com the shopper needs to select the DuBois Area Historical Society, Inc., from the nearly one million organizations eligible for this benefit. Care should be taken to select the correct organization as many organizations have similar names. The site will remember the selection and every eligible purchase will result in a donation to the DuBois Area Historical Society Inc.

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            To shop at AmazonSmile go to smile.amazon.com from a web browser or click on any of the links in this article. Each purchase can help the programs of the DuBois Area Historical Society, Inc.

Membership Dues

            2016 membership dues for The DuBois Area Historical Society are now due. Except for lifetime members, all those who have not paid 2016 dues will not receive a newsletter after the one sent in May. A single membership for those under 55 years of age  is $10; family membership $15; and lifetime membership is $100. Due for senior citizens over age 55 and students over the age of 18 is $5. Students under the age of 18 may join for $2.

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.

"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.

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.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.




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.

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 

Fort Worth Presents Check To Society

The Fort Worth Restaurant in DuBois recently presented the DuBois Area Historical Society with a check.

Sabula Walk: A Historical Journey

Sabula residents Pam Kirk and Anju Jolly led thirty-five people on a tour of their home area.

Sabula Site For Spring Walk

Sabula, one of the most historic sites in the DuBois area, will be the location for the 8th Annual Spring Walk.

Bailey Recalls Early Days of NASCAR

From dirt-track jalopies to the beach at Daytona, DuBois’ Don Bailey saw it all.

Bailey to Speak About Early NASCAR

Don Bailey will relate his experiences in the early day of NASCAR racing as the guest speaker for a DuBois Area Historical Socie…

Kessler Relates History's Influence On Her Career

Amy Kessler experienced history while she was a student athlete at DuBois Area High School.

Night At the Museum Makes History Alive

For a second consecutive February, the DuBois Area Historical Society’s E. D. Reitz Museum came alive.

Kessler Guest Speaker For Annual Luncheon

Amy Kessler, will be the guest speaker for the DuBois Area Historical Society’s Annual Luncheon.

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