Grand Opening of Wava’s Wonderlab

The Dubois County Museum is excited to open a special play station within the Little Pioneers Area in memory of museum volunteer, Wava Boeglin.

The Grand Opening of Wava’s Wonderlab will be held on Saturday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m.

Through a special donation presented to the museum by Wava’s family, many special toys and games have been added to the area. The exhibit’s coordinator, Cheryl Sermersheim, has organized the items in colorful and handy bin systems and all will be ready for the April 16 opening. Also added to the area are three special photo backgrounds will be available to give all some colorful opportunities for taking pictures while the children are dressed up in their pioneer costumes. The costumes are available in the children’s Little Pioneer area.

Wava was a long time and faithful volunteer for the museum. She would be seen many times helping in the lobby to greet guests or she would be behind the scenes helping with sewing pioneer dresses for the dress up area. She even was called upon to drive the golf cart with Santa Claus. She would lead tours and dazzle visitors with playing the player piano. She would lend a hand with Harvest and Heritage Days (dressed in her pioneer dress) or give a demonstration of a long ago craft or skill. Her death in May of 2021 has left a void at the museum.

The museum thanks the Boeglin family for remembering their mother in this way and the museum welcomes families and visitors to enjoy this special learning lab.

This page added on April 1, 2022