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Lantern Walk Scheduled October 8

 lantern_logo_use.jpg      The DuBois Area Historical Society’s 9th Annual Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk “Our ‘Spirit’ Came by Railroad” is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8.

        Admission to the Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk is $5 for adults and $3 for students, with children sixth grade and younger free if accompanied by an adult. All proceeds benefit the DuBois Area Historical Society. The program is suitable for all ages.

         The first tour will leave from the Best Western Conference Center at 5 p.m. with additional walks leaving every 20 minutes thereafter. To make advance reservations for a specific walk time, telephone 814-371-4627 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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Fundraiser With Italian Oven

       Italian Oven Restaurant, DuBois, will host a fundraiser for the DuBois Area Historical Society all day, Wednesday, October 12. Those attending must present a voucher at the time of payment. That voucher is availabel for printing here.

"Sabula Timeless . . . " Available For Purchase

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      “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

            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 

Green Speaks About Time With Peace Corps

A story of travel with a chance to make a difference and the presentation of new items for the museum highlighted the Annual Din…

2016 Lantern Walk: Our Spirit Came By Railroad

The DuBois Area Historical Society’s 9th Annual Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8.

Green Guest Speaker For September 15 Dinner

Jack Green will present “My Life With the Peace Corps” as the guest speaker for the 34th Annual DuBois Historical Society Dinner…

Railroad Meeting Scheduled at Society

A meeting of those interested in the old Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad will be held September 11 at 1 p.m.

"Sabula Lake Timeless . . . Available For Purchase

“Sabula Lake Timeless . . .” by Dr. Anju Jolly is now available for purchases at the DuBois Area Historical Society.

St. Catherine's Brick Added To Collection

A St. Catherine’s Catholic High School brick was donated to the DuBois Area Historical Society.

Art Walk Draws Young Artists, Geocachers

Over 150 visitors entered the DuBois Area Historical Society during Art Walk on the Block on June 4.

Art Walk Draws Young Artists, Geocachers

Over 150 visitors entered the DuBois Area Historical Society during Art Walk on the Block on June 4.

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