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Calendar of Events


                                        2015 Programs & Exhibits at the Dubois County Museum

                                                      ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN TIME (ET)


January 2 - Dolls and Dollhouses, a temporary display of the museum's antique dolls and our 18 dollhouses made by Lela and Ron Greubel.  Exhibit shown until March 30.  Also available is a collection of dolls donated by Ida Temple to  be sold to benefit the children's area.  Browse throught Exhibit Rooms I and II to see the dolls and dollhouses.

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.

February 27 - Opening of Gallery of Artworks by Fr. Thad, former rector of the Providence Home.   Light refreshments will be served during the opening reception on Friday night from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Fr. Thad's paintings will be at the museum on silent auction until a final sale is held Sunday, March 15, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Call Irene Kapp for more information at 482-6115. All proceeds of the silent auction support the ongoing care and preservation of the historic Mother of God Grotto.

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.  

March 28 - Reading, Riting, Rithmatic, back by popular demand.  Children's programming.Go back in time in a one-room school house as a student in the late 1800's.  Limit of 15 students, Grades 5-8, per session. Registration is required by emailing csermersh@hotmail.com.  

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 - 4:00 p.m.  The Dubois County Museum and the Town of Schnellvile celebrate the150th Anniversary of the town's founding.  Come visit as the Schnellville townspepole 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. 

April 23 - Opening Night of Party Table Event  Tables are decorated by local merchants in wild Party Theme designs- Food and Fun.

April 24 - May 1 - viewing of the Party tables at no charge

April 29 - Volunteer Dinner.

May 2 - Dinner at the Party Tables.  Tickets available in April at area businesses and at the museum.

May 2 - Dinner at the Party Tables, tickets available. 

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 csermersh@hotmail.com.  

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