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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.

Lantern Walk October 7

      The DuBois Area Historical Society’s 10th Annual Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk will return to the DuBois Campus of Penn State University on Saturday, October 7.

        The theme for the walk is “Life With the DuBois Family.”  The DuBois Campus of Penn State is the original DuBois family property. The original DuBois Mansion was built on the site and the still standing Symco House, part of the tour, was the second DuBois family home. For more details read the article below.

Genealogy for Beginers October 19

       The DuBois Area Historical Society is inaugurating a series on genealogy research for beginners this fall. The first session on Thursday, October 19, 2-3:30 p.m. See story in news section for further details.

"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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            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

            2017 membership dues for The DuBois Area Historical Society are now due. Except for lifetime members, all those who have not paid 2017 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.

"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.




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

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Facchines Honored By Historical Society

The DuBois Area Historical Society honored Evo and Ann Facchine of DuBois during its annual banquet.

25th Annual Dinner To Feature "Rhett, Dorothy, And Mr. Smith"

Dr. Todd Pfannestiel will be the guest speaker for the DuBois Area Historical Society’s 25 th Anniversary Dinner.

Historical Society To Hear About Historical District Effort

Julie Stewart, design committee chair for DuBois Renaissance Inc. – Downtown DuBois, will be the guest speaker for the Nov. 16 m…

Tom Mix Book Available Again

Tom Mix is back.

Lifetime Memberships Available

Sixty-eight individuals since 1988 have decided to become lifetime members of the DuBois Area Historical Society Inc

Six Join Executive Committee

Six new people have joined the DuBois Area Historical Society Executive Committee.

Local History Projects To End 2005-06 Speaker Series

The DuBois Area Historical Society will conclude its 2005-06 speaker series with the annual program by Galen Kilmer, featuring D…

Pattern Glass Program At Falls Creek

The DuBois Area Historical Society will take to the road for its April 20 meeting, visiting the Falls Creek Presbyterian Church.

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

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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