Forests Topic For Historical Society

February 28, 2003 at 9:38 PM

       Gary Gilmore of Luthersburg will speak about “Forests of Sandy Township:  Past, Present, and Future” at the Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum, 30 West Long Ave., DuBois. The program is free and open to the public.

       Gilmore from the Department of Conservation/Natural Resource office in Brookville will present an illustrated talk about the forests from presettlement to today. He will focus on what the Indians had in the forests, the settlement of the whites in the area, and what John DuBois saw and the problems he faced when he arrived in the area now known as DuBois. He will also give projections of problems affecting the future of local forests and what is happening to the forests.

       Prior to the presentation, the second reading of a proposed amendment to the DuBois Area Historical Society Constitution will be read and be voted upon. The proposed amendment would change the Society’s year from a fiscal to a calendar year. All DuBois Area Historical Society members with paid up dues may vote on this amendment.

       Over 20 members and guests attended the February meeting of the DuBois Area Historical Society. Bill Hand presented a program about Major M.I. McCreight.

       The DuBois Area Historical Society is currently displaying a number of NASA related items in the windows of the Reitz Museum. The items are astronaut and space shuttle related items, including heat resistant tiles, are on loan from Betty Bigney of DuBois. The space posters are on loan from Peaceable Kingdom.

      Upcoming programs include: April 3 – Jeanne Curtis, “Making Pysanky” (Ukrainian Easter eggs); May 29 – Galen Kilmer, “DuBois Area High School Local History Projects.” All are free at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum, 30 W. Long Ave., DuBois.

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