Huber to Speak About Woodsmen and River Drivers

November 12, 2013 at 6:32 PM

         Carey Huber, park naturalist, Parker Dam State Park, will be the guest speaker for the closing program of 2013 for the DuBois Area Historical Society. Huber will present “Woodsmen and River Drivers” on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m., at the E. D. Reitz Museum, 28-34 W. Long Ave., DuBois. The presentation is free and open to the public.

          Huber’s program concerns the lumbering activities in the DuBois area. “They were a different caliber of men from an era that has gone by,” he said. “However, their story is the story of Parker Dam's early history. I will talk about their life while they were doing one of the most dangerous jobs of the time."

           The program will include a video presentation. Huber plans on displaying some lumbering tools from the lumbering time period.

            In October, a record 352 people attended the DuBois Area Historical Society’s 6th Annual Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk.

            Upcoming in 2013 is a fundraiser with Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Dec. 19. Vouchers may be obtained from historical society board members.

            The DuBois Area Historical Society has planned a number of activities for 2014 as follow:

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

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

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

            March 15 – Spring luncheon, program “Women in Service” presented by Karen Aravich and others, noon, DuBois Senior Center, menu and costs will be announced at a later date.

            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.

            May 10, 2014 - 6th Annual Spring Walk, Soldier, led by Betty Anderson, 10 a.m.

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