Society To Examine History of Walkway

September 01, 2008 at 9:00 PM

       Doug Brennan of DuBois will be the lead speaker during a walking tour, “The History of the DuBois Walkway,” Saturday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. The program is part of the DuBois Area Historical Society’s 2008 speaker program.

       The tour is free and open to the public. The walking tour will leave from the Goodwill building at the DuBois Mall at 11 a.m. The walk will go no further than the bridge half-way on the walkway.

       Brennan, a teacher at DuBois Area High School, will present the history of the walkway . Also speaking during the tour will be Hank Webster, retired DuBois Campus of Penn State faculty member, and George Kutsel from Trout Unlimited. Some other guest speakers may also join the tour.

       Some highlights of the tour will be a discussion of mining in the DuBois Mall area, the wetlands adjoining the walkway,  and the quality of the water in the adjacent Sandy Lick Creek.

        The DuBois Area Historical Society hosted its second annual open house, earlier this month. Fifty-eight visitors took advantage of the guided tours of the museum. The open house and the walkway  tour opened a busy fall season for the historical society which will also include:

       •The initial Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk, where participants will be guided on an approximately one mile walk through the downtown  area,  during which they will encounter “Spirits” of DuBois’ history.  Admission for the tour is $5 for adults and $3 for students, with children sixth grade and younger free if accompanied by an adult. The opening tour at 6:30 p.m., is already sold out. The second tour will leave the historical society museum at 28-34 W. Long Ave., at 6:50 p.m., with additional tours leaving every 20 minutes. To make reservations call (814) 371-9006.

       •The Second Annual DuBois Area Historical Society Luncheon, Saturday, Nov. 18 at noon at the Brady Township Community Center, Luthersburg. The guest speaker will be Scheldean Jose, performing as Mary Wade. The cost for the luncheon is $9, with the menu featuring a hot roast beef sandwich and mashed potatoes. To make reservations call (814) 371-9006.

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