2014 To Open With Showing Of Lantern Walk DVD

January 14, 2014 at 9:17 PM

            The 2013 DuBois Area Historical Society “Spirit of DuBois” Lantern Walk was the most successful event in Society history. A record 352 people attended the walk, which focused on the 125th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1888.

            HangHood Productions of DuBois recorded and produced a DVD of the walk. For its first program of 2014, the DuBois Area Historical Society will show the DVD on Monday, January 27, at 7 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum, 30 W. Long Ave., DuBois. The showing is free and open to the public.

            In addition to allowing the viewer to revisit the many characters from the walk, who relate the story of the fire that destroyed most of the DuBois business district and the community’s quick revival, the DVD also features pre-walk interviews with the cast and historical society members, interviews with those who attended the walk, and other insider features. The showing is approximately one hour. Copies of the DVD will be available for sale that evening.

            Upcoming events for the DuBois Area Historical Society include:

            January 16 – Society Historian Todd Thompson will speak about the “DuBois Mansion” as part of the Treasure Lake Lecture Series, Lakeview Lodge, 7 p.m.

            January 17 – Fundraiser with Ft. Worth Restaurant, DuBois. All day. Society will receive 10 percent of the day's profits.

            February 19 – Guest speaker, Galen Kilmer, “Camp Mountain Run Cooperative Trout Nursery,” E. D. Reitz Museum, 28-34 W. Long Ave., DuBois, 7 p.m., free.

            March 15 – Spring luncheon, program “Women in Service” presented by Karen Aravich and others, noon, DuBois Senior Center. Soup, salad, sandwich, and dessert. Cost $10. Reservations due by March 4.

            April 23 – Guest speaker, Mike Solensky, “History of Air Mail in DuBois,” E. D. Reitz Museum, 28-34 W. Long Ave., DuBois, 7 p.m., free.

            April 27 – Fundraiser Luigi’s Ristorante, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Society will receive a percentage of the day’s profits.

            May 10 - 6th Annual Spring Walk, Soldier, led by Betty Anderson, 10 a.m., free. Meeting place to be announced.

            September – Annual Dinner, speaker Dee Matthews. Day, time, location, and cost to be announced.

            October – 7th Annual Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk, details to be announced.

 



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