Nearly 100 Attend Open House

October 28, 2007 at 3:22 PM

            Nearly 100 people attended an open house celebrating the DuBois Area Historical Society’s 25th anniversary. The daylong event at the Society’s museum and genealogical library at 28 West Long Ave., DuBois, featured guided tours, free gifts, door prizes and refreshments.

            The event also marked the first public exhibit of the new Veterans Room, a recently remodeled section of the museum featuring the Society’s collection of items pertaining to the area’s military veterans. Also on exhibit were new displays in what are now called the DuBois Room and the Sam King Room and a new exhibit in the gallery area.

            Over two dozen volunteers from the Society’s executive council and general membership, led by Society President Evo Facchine, volunteered their time to stage the open house.

            The winners of the door prizes conducted as in Chinese auction format were:

            Leslie Brownell of Luthersburg, the book “Tom Mix:  DuBois’ Nickelodian Cowboy.”

            Fran Masonis of Treasure Lake, the book, “DuBois Now and Then.”

            Cheryl Westervelt of Pennsburg, a collectable wood cut of the DuBois Mansion.

            Fran Bruzga of DuBois, a 2008 DuBois Area Historical Society Calendar.

            Irene Hartzfeld of DuBois, the book, “Around DuBois.”

September 16 marked the 25th anniversary of the inaugural banquet of the DuBois Area Historical Society at the DuBois County Club that resulted in the formation of the DuBois Area Historical Society. The Society’s service area is the same as the DuBois Area School District. This includes the City of DuBois; Treasure Lake; Falls Creek; and Sandy, Brady, Bloom, Houston, Winslow, and Union Townships.

            It is governed by an executive council elected by the Society members. Volunteers conduct all of the activities. The Society owns three buildings on West Long Ave., DuBois, which make up its museum and genealogical library.

            The Society is always seeking more volunteers to help with its activities. For information call (814) 371-9006.

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