The Dubois County Museum reminds all museum visitors that this Thursday, August 19, 2021, is Free Admission night at the museum. The museum will be open for evening hours from 5:30-8:00 p.m. This is all part of our Third Thursday promotion.

The exhibit team has been hard at work on a new permanent exhibit called, “Earth’s Bounty”. The work is pulling together many pieces of the museum’s collection on the many forms of Natural Resources found in Dubois County. Come check out their progress and marvel at the many items showcasing this rich bounty. In the exhibit so far find included the silver smelter (moved to the museum from Buck Shoals around Haysville) that tells of a “get rich” scheme that busted; geology finds; display cases of Uhl Pottery made in Huntingburg, Indiana; sandstone quarry materials that cut sandstone grindstones; coal mining information and mining tools; CCC camp info from Ferdinand and Jasper camps; brick making tools and so much more.

Come get a sneak peek at this new exhibit this month and be sure to stop in again to see the finished product in the months ahead.

silver furnace

silver smelter

Uhl pottery

Uhl pottery

This page added on August 16, 2021