42 Children Enjoy Night At Museum

July 12, 2015 at 9:15 PM


Beecher Klingensmith (left) enchants some children with his portrayal of shoemaker James Cherry.

     Forty-two children and 35 adults attended Night at the Museum presented by the DuBois Area Historical Society for the DuBois Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. The children and their guardians were treated to a tour that took them through the museum and surrounding streets while hearing from historical people from DuBois’ past.

     The performers included:  Tom Rubritz as John E. DuBois, Carolyn Rhoades as Willie Gamble DuBois, Tom Shade as the Hobo, Bob Zercher as the Fireman, Beecher Klingensmith as James Cherry, and Barb Emmer as Inez Crandle.

     Researching and writing the scripts were Beecher Klingensmith, Gretchen Clark, Gene Aravich, Todd Thompson, Tom Schott, and Ginny Schott. Tour Leaders were Paul Bojalad, Galen Kilmer, and Ginny Schott.

     The tour finished at the DuBois Public Library for refreshments. Each child attending received a souvenir activity pack from the DuBois Area Historical Society with a coloring book, crayons, pencil, and pencil sharpener.

     The Historical Society Night at the Museum Committee included:  Ruth Gregori, chair Carolyn Rhoades, Pinky Kalinoski, Virginia Schott, and Tom Schott. Assisting at the museum were Pam August and Cherie Shannon.

     Planning the event from the DuBois Public Library were Heather Shirey, children’s librarian; Rebecca McTavish, director of the library; and Tristen Black.

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