Shaffer Family Historical Society Topic

September 20, 2004 at 2:13 PM

       The Shaffer family is the topic for the opening meeting of the DuBois Area Historical Society for 2004-05. Barb Kelichner of DuBois will be the guest speaker on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum, 30 W. Long Ave., DuBois. The program is free and open to the public.

        Kelichner is a fifth generation Shaffer family descendent. The first generation was George Shaffer, the first permanent inhabitant of what is DuBois, who moved into this wilderness area in 1812. He arrived with his wife and three sons to settle on 320 acres of land. Kelichner will trace her family from George to present day.

         The annual DuBois Area Historical Society dinner is scheduled for Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Best Western Conference Center. Julie Rae Rickard will be the guest speaker and will talk about her research for the writing of the Clearfield County Bicentennial Play.

          The cost per person is $15. Reservations are due by Oct. 18. The menu is chicken or roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetable, and coffee and tea. To make reservations contact the DuBois Area Historical Society at 814-371-9006.

         The rest of the programs for 2004-05 are all at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum, 30 West Long Ave., DuBois. They include:

         Nov. 11 - Tom Schott, “The Washington, D.C., World War II Memorial, A Personal Connection.”


          Feb. 17 – Eileen Thomas Anthony, “Bilger’s Rocks.” March 24 – Evo Facchine, “History of the Anderson Creek Reservoir.” April (date to be announced) – John Sobel, “Civil War Re-enactor.”  May 25 - Galen Kilmer, “DuBois Area High School Local History Projects.”