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Winter Hours 

     From December 1 until April 1, 2017, 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.

Ft. Worth Hosting Fundraiser for Society

      The Forth Worth Restaurant, DuBois, is hosing a ‘Dining For a Cause’ event for the DuBois Area Historical Society on Tuesday, February 21. A percentage of the profits from all who dine at the restaurant between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on February 21 will be donated to the Society.

Children's Night At The Museum, February 23

      The DuBois Area Historical Society will open its 2017 activities with its Third Annual Night at the Museum for children from kindergarten through fifth grade. The program is scheduled for Thursday, February 23. The program will be “show and tell” featuring items from the historial society’s collection. Children will be challenged to identify the item and its use. Night at the Museum is limited to 40 children, accompanied by a parent or a guardian. Four programs will be held:  6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. Those planning to attend should make reservations by telephoning 814-371-4627 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. There is no fee to attend, but donations are accepted. Refreshments will be served at the end of the each program.

Fyda Guest Speaker For March 18 Luncheon

      DuBois artist Marianne Fyda is the guest speaker for the DuBois Area Historical Society’s 10th Annual Luncheon, March 18, beginning at noon at Christ Lutheran Church, Sunflower Drive, DuBois. Print a reservation form at this link.

B & S Railroad Symposium, August 4-5

      The DuBois Area Historical Society will sponsor the Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad Symposium, August 4-5. The preliminary information (with more to follow at a later date) is available at this link.

2017 Calendar On Sale

calendar_front_17.jpg     The 2017         DuBois Area Historical Society calendar is now on sale. The 2017 calendar has a theme of “Remembering Railroads” and features photos and information about the railroads 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, Christ the King Manor, 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

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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.




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 

Big Run Militia Focus Of Program

Laura Lynn Yohe will present the unique history of the Big Run Militia.

Civil War Reenactor To Speak

Randy Bartley of Brookville, an American Civil War reenactor, will be the guest speaker.

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