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The Dubois County Museum welcomes visitors to the museum to view and participate in the Strassenfest activities planned for the 2014 Strassenfest July 31 through August 3.
On Thursday, July 31, an Exhibit of the Complete Sets of Strassenfest buttons, mugs, and programs opens. View the items collected from the start of the Strassenfest. Museum will open from 10-2pm.
On Friday, August 1, from 10-2pm, the special Exhibit of the History of Fine Quality Furniture Manufactured in Jasper and Dubois County opens. Get an up close view the craftsmanship of area woodworkers. This summer items have been added to the exciting time line of the furniture/woodworking industry in Dubois County. Read about the start of many companies that called Dubois County home. Existing exhibit pieces have been shifted for easier viewing. The Kimball furniture items have also been expanded. Another popular exhibit is enhanced, and that is the exhibit called Military Artifacts of Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam War and the War on Terror. Several items have been added in recent weeks to this permanent exhibit. Items of note is a Memorial Roster of those who fought in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. A new case houses the numerous World War 1 personal war items of Charles D. Cameron. Old German Script translations of your German script items will again be conducted by local German translator Marilyn Nathan, from 10-1pm. There is a one page limit. It is free. The display of the Strassenfest set of buttons, mugs, and programs exhibit continues.
On Saturday, August 2, the museum is open from 10-4pm. View the History of Fine Quality Furniture manufactured in Jasper and Dubois County, the Military artifacts, bring in Old German scrip for translations with Marilyn Nathan from 11-2pm, and view the complete set of Strassenfest buttons, mugs and programs. Demonstrations by stone carver, Josh Dodd, will be held from 10-noon and again from 2-4pm in the Stone carvers Hut in Exhibit Room II at the museum. Mr. Dodd continues his work of chiseling the faded names and dates carved on the tombstones from Enlow Cemetery. He had learned this technique while studying last summer with the Pfaffenweiler, Germany stone carvers.
On Sunday, August 3, the museum will open from 1-4:00pm.
While at the museum be sure to take the time to view the Rock A Bye Baby exhibit that opened this summer at the museum. The exhibit items will be displayed in numerous cases placed throughout the museum. Come see the babies in their baptismal dresses-from the long white dresses, petticoats, shoes, and mittens, to the modern (1960’s) wear. View the bottles, bottle warmers, dishes and infant care booklets. Recall one’s own coming of age milestone when viewing the First Communion items.
See Bob Phillipy’s sailor suit from 1922 when he was a child. Study among all the baby and child photos Julius Buettner’s 1900 baby photo and a photo of Dr. Thomas Gootee holding a newborn baby. Enjoy the exquisite early 1900’s baby buggy from George and Anna Bartelt’s family, and our oldest baby artifact-a plaster cast of Alice Melchoir Lampert’s baby hand print. (She was born on March 8, 1868.)
Ron Flick has contributed, among other things, an old green bath pan and a bottle holder patented in Jasper.
A pair of child’s brown leather gloves and a pair of tiny cowboy boots will steal your heart. And don’t miss the variety of small furniture and items to tote baby around.
The exhibit is sure to fascinate the young and the old.
The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00-2:00pm, Saturday from 10:00-4:00pm and Sunday 1:00-4:00pm. It is closed on Monday. The Dubois County Museum is a local non profit organization committed to the collection, preservation and interpretation of historical artifacts and information important to the citizens of the county. Museum operations are funded by annual memberships, donations and gifts from visitors, area residents and businesses. Admission is free; donations are accepted. The DCM staff consists entirely of volunteers. It is located in Jasper at 2704 N. Newton Street (US231). Call (812) 634-7733. Please allow two hours to view exhibits. Visit the museum web site at www.duboiscountymuseum.org. Like us on Facebook.
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Dubois County Visitors Center & Tourism Commission2704 Newton St. Jasper IN 47546Toll Free 800.968.4578 | Local 812.482.9115 | Fax 812.481-2809