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Winter Hours 

    From December 1, 2017, until April 1, 2018, the DuBois Area Historical Society will be open by appointment only. For additional information, or to make an appointment for another day telephone (814) 371-9006. 

Fund Raiser At Fort Worth Restaurant, February 20

     The Fort Worth Restaurant, DuBois, is hosing a ‘Dining For a Cause’ event for the DuBois Area Historical Society on Tuesday, February 20. A percentage of the profits from all who dine at the restaurant between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on February 20 will be donated to the Society. Several expensive projects including roof replacement and furnace replacement (see articles in news section below) were recently completed out of necessity by the Society. All support is greatly appreciated.

11th Annual Luncheon March 17

      Butterflies will be the focus of the DuBois Area Historical Society’s 11th Annual Luncheon, Saturday, March 17, beginning at noon at Christ Lutheran Church, Sunflower Drive, DuBois. Cheryl Shenkle of DuBois will be the guest speaker presenting “Monarchs 2018, What to Expect and How to Help”. Reservations and payment for the luncheon are due by March 13. The cost is $10 and includes soup, sandwich, salad and dessert. Reservations should be sent to DuBois Area Historical Society, P. O. Box 401, DuBois, Pa. 15801. Checks should be made payable to the DuBois Area Historical Society. For additional information telephone 814-371-9006 or email A reservation form may be printed here.

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.

2018 Calendar Focuses On Aviation 

calendar_cover_18_use.jpg         The 2018 DuBois Area Historical Society calendar is now on sale. The 2018 calendar has a theme of “Aviation” and features photos and information about airplanes and air travel and their importance to the area.

           In addition to the DuBois Area Historical Society museum, calendars are available for purchase at Kohlhepp’s True Value, Way Office Plus, Rosie’s Book Store, Peaceable Kingdom, Parkview Community Center, Curves, and the Depot at Dr. Doolittle’s in DuBois. The cost is $5 and it makes an excellent gift.

"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

            2018 membership dues for The DuBois Area Historical Society are now due. Except for lifetime members, all those who have not paid 2018 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.



        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.


     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 

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…

Shaffer Family Historical Society Topic

The Shaffer family is the topic for the opening meeting of the DuBois Area Historical Society for 2004-05.

Mix Festival Successful For Society

The Tom Mix Festival, Sept. 10-12, was a busy and successful time for the DuBois Area Historical Society.

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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