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Programs/Events Postponed

          Due to the continuing COVID-19 restrictions, the DuBois Area Historical Society is cancelling its 12th Annual Spring Walk, scheduled for May 9 at Camp Mountain Run. The Society hopes to reschedule the program at a later time as conditions allow. The Dining for a Cause at Buck's Pizza scheduled for May 13 is also cancelled. It is hoped to be reschduled at a later date. The E. D. Reitz Museum is also closed until further notice.

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.

Calling All Junior Genealogists

Every family has a story that comes to life when it passes from one generation to another.  The DuBois Area Historical Society encourages readers to pursue genealogy during this shelter-in-place time period.  In particular, this is good opportunity for young people to learn and to preserve their family history. Become a JUNIOR GENEALOGIST by beginning with these recommended steps:

           1. Read the rest of the information and fill out the form here.

           2. Start with the interview questions here.

           3. Compile information on one or both of these two forms:  family, stepfamily.

2020 Historical Society Calendar Available for Purchase

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The DuBois Area Historical Society’s 2020 calendar, “Fill ‘er Up”, featuring      photos and background on garages in the DuBois Area is now available for purchase. The calendars are on sale for $5 at:  Ace Hardware, Curves, Peaceable Kingdom, Rosie’s Bookstore, The Junk Dealer’s Daughter, Way Office Plus, and the DuBois Area Historical Society Museum all in DuBois. The calendar makes an ideal gift.

Barns, Murder Books Now Available

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barn_cover.jpg       The DuBois Area Historical Society now has on sale, two new published books of local history:  The Pennsylvania Barn Scrapbook Volume I – The ABC’s of the Timber Framed Barnby Clair Kriner for $21.20; and Elk County Murders & Mysterious Deaths Volume I for $26.45 by James T. Baumgratz. Further details can be found in the news section below.


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.

                     "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.


Use AmazonSmile and Help the Society

            Shopping at smile.amazon.com is a simple and easy way to support the DuBois Area Historical Society, Inc., each time you shop and at no added cost to you. Smile.amazon.com has the exact low prices and merchandise, as amazon.com and an added bonus of 0.5% of a purchase price will be donated to the DuBois Area Historical Society, Inc.

            During a first visit to smile.amazon.com the shopper needs to select the DuBois Area Historical Society, Inc., from the nearly one million organizations eligible for this benefit. Care should be taken to select the correct organization as many organizations have similar names. The site will remember the selection and every eligible purchase will result in a donation to the DuBois Area Historical Society Inc.

            An existing amazon.com account may be used on AmazonSmile. The shopping cart, wish list, etc. will also remain the same.

            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

            2020 membership dues for The DuBois Area Historical Society are now due. Except for lifetime members, all those who have not paid 2019 dues will not receive a newsletter after the one sent in May. Membership levels include:  Life Individual, $200; Business, $100; Individual under 55, $25; Individual over 55, $15; Family, $30; Student under 18, $15; Friend Silver, $500; Friend Gold, $1,000; and Friend Platinum, $1,500.

          A printable membership form is available here.

"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.



Print out a personal copy of the 2019 Walking Tour of DuBois brochure Here.

The original 2011 Walking Tour of DuBois brochure is still available HERE 

Spring Walk Tours "The Hill"

Thirty people attended the DuBois Area Historical Society’s 11th Annual Spring Walk.

11th Spring Walk Heads For The Hill

The DuBois Area Historical Society will take a look back at "The Hill" section of town on Saturday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m.

Shenkle Explains Monarch Issues

Fifty-four members and guests learned the ins and outs of Monarch butterfly raising at the DuBois Area Historical Society’s 11th…

Butterflies Topic For 11th Annual Luncheon

Butterflies will be the focus of the DuBois Area Historical Society’s 11th Annual Luncheon, Saturday, March 17,

Ft. Worth Restaurant Fund Raiser February 20

The Forth Worth Restaurant, DuBois, is hosing a ‘Dining For a Cause’ event on Tuesday, February 20.

Heat Back On At E. D. Reitz Museum

The heat is back on in the main building of the E. D. Reitz Museum.

Large Book/Map Shelving Added

The Clearfield County Charitable Foundation (CCCF) awarded the DuBois Area Historical Society $400 to build shelving to store la…

New Computer System Installed

In a project approved and paid for prior to the problem with the roof and the furnace, a new computer system has been installed …

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