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Grand Opening of the Wildlife Adventure Room Feb. 28 - Wednesday, February 10, 2016

 

Lions, tigers and bears, Oh My!  Well, not quite lions and tigers, but several bears, including a full sized 10 foot polar bear. The Wildlife Adventure Room (formerly known as the Safari Room) is set to open at the Dubois County Museum, on Sunday, February 28.  

After more than four years of acquiring the large collection of mounted animals from now deceased Dubois County resident and big game hunter Frank Fromme’s collection and other animals from the area, planning, building, moving animals, painting, displaying, adding a beautiful, painted mural, gathering sportsmen pictures, and adding identification, this new 2,000 square foot room devoted to wildlife is ready for its Grand Opening.  

Doors to the museum will open at 1:00pm (the normal Sunday opening time). The Grand Opening Ceremony will begin at 1:30pm in front of the Log House at the museum.  Coordinator Tom Kellams will speak and then will call upon family, friends, and local sportsmen to give some memories of Frank Fromme’s hunts through the Americas and into Africa, as well as, hunts of their own.

This Room also includes many animals and fish that are present today in the Patoka River and Lake Regions, as well as, a collection of birds from around the world that were used in a Biology Classroom at St. Meinrad Archabbey High School (now closed) and College and donated to this collection.  A Bald Eagle is also on display (with the necessary paper work).  It was formerly housed at Jasper College, then Jasper High School, in the Art Department.  On hand for the program will be local sportsmen and conservation officers to explain the role the hunter has in nature.   In the past few weeks local sportsmen have contributed photos of their catches in an ongoing display for the Local Sportsman’s Wall in the Exhibit Room. Come view the many photos adorning the wall so far.

The museum will be open till 4:00pm for guests to tour the Wildlife Adventure Room, as well as, the many exhibits on display at the museum.  Cookies and refreshments will be available.

 
Membership Dinner - Tuesday, January 05, 2016

 

The Dubois County Board of Directors invite you to attend the annual Membership Dinner and meeting on Thursday, January 28.  Doors will open at 6:00pm.  Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.  Cost of the meal is $20.00 per person.  

Please RSVP by completing the form that was included in the membership newsletter and return by January 19 by mailing it to the museum at 2704 N. Newton Street, Suite A, Jasper, IN  47546, attention W. Jean Hoffman, or stop by the gift shop.  

The theme this year is “You are the Heart of the Dubois County Museum”.  The annual membership meeting will be held after the dinner.  Board members will be elected and a change in the By Laws for the board must be voted upon. President Jim Hagedorn and  Gerald Schaffer  from Universal Design will give an overview of the forthcoming facility revisions needed to meet the state Fire Marshall requirements.

 
Membership Now Available - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

 

Membership to the Dubois County Museum for 2016 is now available.  

By becoming a supporting member to the museum, benefits include free personal admission when purchasing an individual membership, free admission for family with a family membership, quarterly and monthly email newsletters, email notifications on special exhibits or museum programs, and a self-fulfilling experience of sharing in the history of your county.

Memberships are valid on a calendar year basis, January 1-December 31.  Renewals for 2016 are accepted January 1 through April 1.  Membership cards will be printed on the June membership newsletter.  

Cost of memberships are $25-individual, $40-couple, $50-family, $100-Bronze, $250-Copper, $500-Silver, $1,000-Gold, $3,000-Platinum, and $5,000-Benefactor. Memberships help the museum in supporting the preservation and educational advancement of Dubois County history and a growing membership provides sustaining income for future needs.  

Membership forms are available at the museum information desk and on the website. To download the membership form CLICK HERE

 
Programs at museum for January and February 2016 - Tuesday, December 22, 2015

 

The Dubois County Museum is excited to bring new programs and exhibits to the museum in 2016 during January and February.  

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Festival of Trees Heralds the Christmas season at Dubois County Museum - Wednesday, November 04, 2015

 

The Dubois County Museum will be hosting their opening night of the annual Festival of Trees on Thursday, November 19.  The doors open at 5:30pm, with the program being held from 6-7pm.  The museum is offering the program as free admission.

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Military Books for Sale - Friday, October 30, 2015

 

The Dubois County Museum is having a sale on their Military Review of Dubois County, Indiana Volumes I and II books in the Gift Shop.  Sale price is $5.00 per book.  Gift Shop hours are 10-2pm Tuesday through Friday, 10-4pm on Saturday, and 1-4pm on Sunday.

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Museum Changing Admission - Thursday, July 30, 2015

 

The Dubois County Museum Board announces that beginning September 1, 2015, the museum, located on 2704 N. Newton Street, (US 231) in Jasper, will be charging admission to view the museum’s exhibits.  The admission price charges per visit will be $12 per family, $5 for an adult, $3 for high school age students, $2 for elementary and middle school students and children under the age of 4 are free.  A Dubois County Museum Membership card carrier will be admitted free.

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