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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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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.




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Radio History Opens Historical Society Year

Sam Bundy will be the opening speaker for 2005-06 for the DuBois Area Historical Society.

Local History Projects To End 2004-05 Speaker Programs

The DuBois Area Historical Society will conclude its 2004-05 speaker series with the annual program by Galen Kilmer, featuring D…

Civil War Reenactor Guest Speaker

April marks the 140th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War. The DuBois Area Historical Society will observe this anniversary with a…

Facchine To Speak About DuBois Water Supply

Evo Facchine will present “History of the DuBois Borough Water Supply 1881 to Construction of Anderson Creek Reservoir”.

Bilger's Rocks Program To Open Year

Eileen Anthony, vice president of the Bilger’s Rocks Association, is the guest speaker for the Feb. 17 meeting of the DuBois Are…

World War II Memorial Historical Society Topic

The DuBois Area Historical Society will observe Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, at with a presentation, “The Washington, D.C., World War…

Wiser, Emmer Recognized By Society

The DuBois Area Historical Society recognized Ken Wiser of Falls Creek and Barb Emmer of DuBois as its 2004 persons of the year.

Rickard Guest Speaker For Annual Dinner

Julie Rae Rickard of Clearfield, author of the play, “Hidden Treasures: A History of Clearfield County” will be the guest speake…

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.

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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