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                                        2015 Programs & Exhibits at the Dubois County Museum

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Replicas of Flatboats on the White River, The Hindostan Mill, and The German Floating Mill - a temporary exhibit until end of Strassenfest on August 1.  These excellent replicas were built by William Greene who has several pieces of his work on exhibit at the Smithsonian.  His nephew Bill Greene will speak on these pieces during Strassenfest.

Aprons - Useful and Charming, a temporary display until October 26. Who wore aprons and why? Some of our aprons are lovely, but the workmen's aprons won't come clean. 

May 30- Little Sprouts  This is a preschool program designed to inspire awareness, awe, and make a connection between children and our earth.  Learn about  seeds, worms, gardening, and healthy foods.  Program is for ages 3-6.  Registration is required by emailing csermersh@hotmail.com by May 25.

June 13 - 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Model Train Workshop - For ages 12 and older.  Ages 12 to 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  Learn about the history of trains and model railroading and how to construct your own layout.  Registration is limited and must be received by June 6.  Registration forms can be picked up at the museum or contact Joe Shelton at 812-482-4801.

July 4 - Closed for Independence Day

July 18 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Experience a day of "Hands on History" for Grades 1 to 5.  Go back in time to a one-room schoolhouse as a student of the late 1800's.  Registration is limited.  Email csermersh@hotmail.com.  A confirmation and more information will follow when you register.  

                                       July 30 - August 2 - Strassenfest Exhibits and Events

July 30 - Thursday exhibit of complete sets of mugs, and programs opens from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m.

July 31 - Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Dubois County Stone Carvers will be joined by Pfaffenweiler's Master Stone Carvers Michael Eckert and Dirk Hanser in the museum's stone carvers' hut.  

July 31- Friday and August 1 - Saturday - Translation from your old German script of your documents or artifacts from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. by Marilyn Nation.  Postcard size translation free.

August 1 - Saturday from 11:00 a.m.  to 1: 00 p.m. Bill Greene will be present to explain the replicas of the exhibit of flatboats, the Haysville Ferry, the Hindostan Mill, and the German floating mill of the pioneer era.

August 1 - Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Lee Bilderback speaks on "The Tecklenburg Germans:  A German Colony in Dubois County's Patoka and Cass Townships."

August 1 - Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Norb Krapf reads from his last 3 books of poetry.  Refreshments available.

August 2 - Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Marilyn Nathan will be present to translate old German script. Postcard size free.

August 29 - A Visit with a Hoosier Pioneer at 10:30 a.m. - Great for all ages! Kevin Stonerock will portray a frontiersman in the Indiana Territory in the year 1810.  Presentation is done in character with authentic clothing, and is entertaining as well educational.  In addition to historical facts, the art of the tall tale will be discussed.  

September 12 - Archaeology Day

October 10 - Log House Dinner (public welcome)

October 17 - Fall Harvest Day

November 19 - Opening of the Festival of Trees

November 22 - Making springerles- an old German cookie

November 26 - Closed for Thanksgiving

November 29 - The Singing Seniors

December 5-6 - O'Tannenbaum Activities

December 12-13 - Cookie Walk

December 24-25 - Closed for Christmas

December 31-January 1 - Closed for New Year's Day