Society Plans For Busy 2013

January 23, 2013 at 9:35 PM

            The DuBois Area Historical Society is planning for a fun and educational 2013, following a successful 30th anniversary year in 2012.

            The programs for the year begin on Thursday, February 21, at 7 p.m. with Tom Hockman of DuBois as the guest speaker. Hockman will talk about his early experiences as a projectionist for the DuBois movie theatres. The DuBois Area Historical Society has one of the projectors he once operated on display in the E. D. Reitz Museum. The program will be held in the E. D. Reitz Museum, 30 W. Long Ave., DuBois and is free and open to the public.

            To recognize Women’s History Month, a luncheon program “Women’s Contribution to Local History” will be held Saturday, March 9 at noon at the Senior Center in DuBois. Cost for the luncheon, which will include Italian Wedding Soup from Luigi’s Ristorante and sandwiches from Subway, is $10. Reservations are due by March1.

            The program will feature performers portraying DuBois area luminaries including a philanthropist, teacher, lumberman’s wife, religious leader, midwife, pilot, pioneer, trapper’s wife, and murder.

            On Sunday, April 14, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Luigi’s Ristorante in DuBois has agreed to host a DuBois Area Historical Society fundraiser for the second consecutive year. Luigi’s manager Ed Tate will donate a percentage of the day’s profits to the Society.

            Tuesday May 16, Galen Kilmer will present a program “DuBois Area High School Local History Projects” at 7 p.m. in the E. D. Reitz Museum. Kilmer, who teaches local history at DuBois Area High School, annually brings the best of his students’ projects to the Society for presentation. The program is free and open to the public.

            Fall will bring more programs still in the planning stages including:

            September – The 31st Annual DuBois Area Historical Society Dinner; location, time, and menu to be announced. The guest speaker is Paul Sekula, who will talk about “Historical Signs.”

            October – 6th Annual Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk, “125th Anniversary of the Great Fire of 1888.”  Tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 12, further details will be announced later.

            More programs and activities may be added at a later date.

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