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The DuBois Area Historical Society is aware that its phone number is being used in a phone scam. The DuBois Area Historical Society is not contacting individuals asking for donations. If contacted, hang up. The DuBois City Police are aware of the situation.

Buck's Pizza Fundraiser October 25-26

Buck's Pizza in DuBois will host a "Dining for a Cause" for the Society all day on October 25 and 26. Twenty percent of the purchases for that day will go to the Society. A voucher is required and may be printed here.


The DuBois Area Historical Society summer schedule is now in effect. The museum and genealogical library hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and most Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For additional information, or to make an appointment for another day telephone (814) 371-9006.

Historical Tales of the Pennsylvania Wilds on Sale

 pa_wilds_cover.JPG     The DuBois Area Historical Society has copies available of "Historical Tales of the Pennsylvania Wilds," by DuBois author Kathy Myers. The book sells for $21.99. Myers has promised a portion of all sales from the book signing to go to the DuBois Area Historical Society. Arcadia Publishing, the book's publisher, provides this description of the book:  "With sixteen thousand miles of streams and rivers, twenty-nine state parks and nine state and national forests spread out over twelve and a half counties, the Pennsylvania Wilds is an immensely special place in the Commonwealth. Beyond the stunning scenery lies important history of early American. A young George Washington traversed the expanse, cutting his teeth as a military leader. Violence between Native Americans and colonists in the territory left its bloody mark, from the Penn's Creek Massacre to the Great Cave Massacre. After the American Revolution, early settler families forged roots, built communities and developed the region into a patchwork of frontier towns. Through a series of richly compelling narratives, author Kathy Myers reveals the early history of the Pennsylvania Wilds."

Virtual Tour Of E. D. Reitz Musuem

A virtual tour of the DuBois Area Historical Society's E. D. Reitz Museum is available. The tour may be found at Scroll down the page to the block marked virtual tours. Click there to find many tours of area attractions including the DuBois Area Historical Society. 

Major McCreight Book Published

Cover.jpg      The DuBois Area Historical Society announces the publication of a biography, "Major:  The Life of Israel McCreight" written by long-time historical society member Tom Schott. For additional information see the full story in the news section below. The book is available for purchase from the DuBois Area Historical Society, Junk Dealer's Daughter, and Peaceable Kingdom for $22.50 a copy (including tax). It may also be ordered from the DuBois Area Historical Society by calling 814-371-9006 or E-mail An additional $5 for shipping is required if ordering by mail. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the DuBois Area Historical Society.

"From Bavaria to Brady" Book Price Reduced

The price of the "From Bavaria to Brady The George "Philip" Swope Family" by Sandra K. Leonard available from the DuBois Area Historical Society has been reduced. $30 plus $7 shipping and tax. An extensive history and genealogy of many of the related families of Clearfield and Jefferson counties of Pennsylvania, including Swope, Passmore, Wingert, Strawcutter, Leonard and other connected families.  Also included are essays about life in the Luthersburg (Pennsylvania) area in the first half of the 20th century. The book is 746 pages with photos, numerous portraits, maps and index.

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.

2021 Historical Society Calendar Available for Purchase



The DuBois Area Historical Society’s 2021 calendar, “Things That Are Gone”, featuring photos and background on places and events that have disappeared from the DuBois Area is now available for purchase. The calendars are on sale for $5 at:  Ace Hardware, 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


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


      “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

            2022 membership dues for The DuBois Area Historical Society are now due. Except for lifetime members, all those who have not paid 2020 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.



        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.

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 

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 …

Memorials To DuBois Area Historical Society

Recent memorials to 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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