September 20 2017 0comment
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Dubois County Museum

St. Joseph School was the first mission school established by Mother Theodore Guerin and she always had a special place in her heart for it and referred to it as “Our Eldest Daughter”.   The museum will open at 1:00 pm on October 1.  Come early to view the new exhibit and to secure a seat for the program.

The ‘In Her Own Words’ is based on the journals and letters of Indiana’s first saint, Mother Theodore Guerin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence, at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods near Terre Haute, IN.  Sandra Hartlieb brings the Saint to life, centering this historical portrayal of Mother Theodore on her strength, humor, pioneering hardships, determined spirit, and a profound trust in Providence.  Following a performance at the Woods, Sr. Jeanne Knoerle, SP (former President of the College) commented, “Sandra has a way of bringing out small bits of Mother Theodore’s character and details about her interactions with others that made her live in three wonderful dimensions.”   The performance also includes interludes of music and creative movement, featuring Nora Pritchett of Sisterhood Drama Ministry.                                                                                  

Sandra Hartlieb has been acting, directing and writing for over 30 years.  She has a BA in Communication and Theatre from Indiana University, and Certificates in Lay Ministry and Scripture studies from Notre Dame.  She has performed in community theatre and is a founding member of Sisterhood Drama Ministry, which offers performances and workshops throughout Indiana and Kentucky. Visit Sisterhood on their Facebook page, Sisterhood Drama 

The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00-2:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00-4:00 pm and Sunday 1:00-4:00 pm.  Closed on Monday. The Dubois County Museum is a local nonprofit 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, admissions, donations and gifts from visitors, area residents and businesses.  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 website at Like them on Facebook at Dubois County Museum.


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