2015 Programs & Exhibits at the Dubois County Museum
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February 14 - 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.
March 22 - The Story of Bill Schroeder and the Jarvik Heart - permanent exhibit See the artificial heart used by Jasper native Bill Schroeder, the longest living heart recipient in the world. From 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., revisit the days when Jasper was on the national news almost every evening. Speak with Bill's widow, Margaret Schroeder, as well as members of their family. Refreshments will be served.
April 3 - Museum is closed for Good Friday.
April 5 - Museum is closed for Easter.
April 14-16 - Heritage Days for Grade 4 Volunteers welcome the area school children for special days of programming.
April 19 - Schnellville Day, along with Spring Family Heritage Day, for the public. See and participate in old activities from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Dubois County Museum and the Town of Schnellville celebrate the150th Anniversary of the town's founding. Come visit as the Schnellville townspeople demonstrate family Heritage acitivies through programs, reenactors, bygone crafts and work practices, as well as memorabilia regarding the history of their town. View sheep shearing at 1:30 p.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. with the Arnie Mehringer family. Pet the baby lamb and baby alpaca. Watch cast iron cooking, stone carving, wool spinning and carding, mat weaving, quilting, sewing, ice cream making, shucking, shelling and grinding of corn, preparing of horseradish, cleaning clover seed, making moonshine and sorghum, using a 2-Man Saw, candle making, and washing with a washboard. Visit the schoolhouse teacher, blacksmith, firemen, and the other open shops on Main Street. Check out the military exhibits and learn of Schnellville's contribution. Examine old Schnellville souvenirs and learn about the Schnellville mural. Activities for kids include buttons and string, jacks, and checkers.
April 23 - Opening Night of Party Table Event Tables are decorated by local merchants in wild Party Theme designs- Food and Fun from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A dessert bar, assorted cheeses and refreshments will be available throughout the evening. A $10 admission will be charged. The tables will remain on display until May 8.
April 24 - May 8 - viewing of the Party tables at no charge
April 29 - Volunteer Dinner.
May 9 - Catered meal provided by the Millhouse Restaurant will be served at the Merchant Party Tables. The public is invited to dine at a seat at the decorated tables. Tickets are available from the participating merchants and the Dubois County museum. Cost is $25 per person. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Viewing of the tables will be held until 6:45 p.m. for all in attendance to see the vaierty of party ideas. Seating will follow at 7:00 p.m. A cash bar wlil be available. Guests must be 21 years or older. Drawings will be held for a $25 gift certificate to be given away from each merchant.
June 6 - Little Sprouts This is a preschool program designed to inspire awareness, awe, and make a connection between children and our earth. Topics will include plants and gardening, science, gross and fine motor skills, art, fun and nutrition. Program is for ages 3-6. Registration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 4 - Closed for Independence Day
July 30 - August 2 - Strassenfest Exhibits and Events
August 9 - Military Program - Our Flag
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 of 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