The Dubois County Museum invites all to the museum during the month of October 2022 as they offer a
variety of programs.

Beginning on Saturday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m., the museum hosts Storytime for our young
visitors and their parents. It will be held in the Little Pioneers area. Storytime Coordinator
Carrie Holdsworth will present the theme of “Harvest time” in books and stories and then all
are invited to enjoy the craft items she presents on the theme. Storytime is sponsored by
Optimist Club of Jasper and is held on the second Saturday of each month beginning at 10:30

The museum welcomes our Hispanic friends for a program called Voces Vivas on Saturday, Oct.
15 for the closure Of Hispanic Heritage Month 2022. This program will begin at 10 a.m. and
conclude at about 12:30 p.m. Hear in spoken word the personal stories of Hispanic Migration to
Dubois County by local members of our communities. Hear from Luis Dubon, Maria Tedrow,
Edilia Arocho, Maria Loya, Jaime Ornelas, Maria Carmen, Dubon de Ornelas and Jose′ A. Gil on
their pursuit of safety and happiness. At 11:00 hear a Youth panel discussion on Equity and
Cultural Competence in Dubois County. Participating from Vincennes University Jasper Center
VUJC will be Karla Alagria and Melissa Macias-Leon, from Southwest Dubois School Corporation
SWDC will be Kimberly Echeverna and Maritza Romero and from Greater Jasper Consolidated
Schools GJCS will be Daisy Hung and Victor Soto.
Register    here    …to help with the food count.


Fall Family Harvest Day will be held on Sunday, October 16, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. It will be day
filled with learning about the early days on the farm. Many things will be going on that day for
you to enjoy and learn. Try your hand at using the early tools to shuck, shell and grind corn. A
lot of work for one ear of corn! Other items will be molasses making and sampling, tombstone
carving by using historic methods, antique corn and grain harvesting equipment explained,
honey extracting and tasting, old time crafts and games, homemade ice cream available, loom
woven rugs, model trains, furs and hides, apple cider tasting, musical entertainment with Roy
Major and friend (waltzes and polkas) and a petting zoo with animals from the Danielle and Lee
Schnell farm. You don’t want to miss this family fun day.


Our youngest visitors are welcome to come to the museum on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. for Play Day. Preschoolers and their mothers are invited for October Food and Fun
that day as the museum volunteers set up the play items used from Storytime. Play Day is held
every third Wednesday of the month.

On Thursday, Oct. 20, a 4-H Stem Workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for grade 4
through High school seniors. Sponsored by 4-H Council and Purdue Extension. The museum is
the venue.

Oct. 20 – 5:30-8:00 p.m. Spooky Streets returns. Sponsored by Optimist Club of Jasper. Come
prowl the dim, dark streets of Main Street, seeking to avoid store owners as they guard their
shops! Come in costume, wear a safe mask, and be sure not to get too close to others. Doors
will open at 5:30 pm, Close at 8:00pm. Crafts and activities await in the Log House area. Treat
bag given to each youngster at lobby when leaving. Call the Museum at 812-634-7733 to
reserve a spot and to ensure enough treats. Register name, phone number, and number of
children and adults attending in your party. Museum is asking a small donation to museum for
candy and treats to cover rising costs. No reservations taken after 2pm on October 19.