Fourth Annual Open House Scheduled

August 30, 2010 at 10:56 AM

            The DuBois Area Historical Society will hold its Fourth Annual Open House, Saturday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. at the E.D. Reitz Museum, 28 W. Long Ave., DuBois. The open house is free and open to the public.        

            “The Society wants to share what we have developed in DuBois,” said Society President Evo Facchine. “The museum exhibits thousands of items related to local history.”

            The open house will include guided tours of the facilities including the genealogical library. Because of the tours genealogical research cannot be conducted during the open house but arrangements can be made to return at a later time for help in finding family information.

            “This is an excellent chance for everyone in the community to see what the Society owns and what the Society is currently doing,” said Facchine. “This is our history and the Society wants all to appreciate it, learn from it, and enjoy it.

            The open house is the first activity of a busy fall for the DuBois Area Historical Society. Upcoming are:    

            Oct. 16 – The Third Annual Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk. In planning since January, the Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk will begin at 6 p.m. and leave every 20 minutes from the Hiller Building on the Penn State DuBois Campus, the original property of DuBois patriarch John DuBois. On the walk, “Spirits” of DuBois’ history will speak to the tours. The walk topics are suitable for all ages. Admission for the tour is $5 for adults and $3 for students, with children sixth grade and younger free if accompanied by an adult.

            Nov. 13– The Fourth Annual DuBois Area Historical Society luncheon, noon at the DuBois Diner, featuring guest speaker, Barb Clark, “Hidden Messages of Quilts.” Further details will be announced at a later date.