Tis the season for possible colder temperatures and snow. With that in mind, the Dubois County Museum has gotten into the spirit of the winter season and have set up a display of fun and cuddly snowmen or snow people throughout the museum.
The display will run until February 28. The snow people collection of 273 snow people is on loan from county resident, Anna Knebel. In total, Anna estimates that she has over 600 pieces in her collection. As with any collector, Anna started her collection with a few snowmen. She decided to collect snowmen because she could display them from early in the holiday season to late into the winter season. As her friends and family learned of her love for snowmen, they started gifting her with new snow people for birthdays, Christmas, and whenever they would see something that they thought Anna would enjoy. Anna herself also found new pieces to enjoy and cherish. Her collection grew.
Anna’s snow people have been arranged into several display cases at the museum, throughout exhibits, and the soft and fluffy pieces are accessible for children to hug and love in the Children’s Area when they visit. More pieces are displayed as a winter scene in the Log House area and on the log house porch.
Anna Knebel will be at the museum on Sunday, January 27, from 1 to 4pm, for an Open House. The public is invited to attend to meet Anna and to enjoy the Dubois County Museum, one of Indiana’s largest county museums with over 50,000 square feet of exhibits. Food and refreshments will be served. Children may want to have their picture taken with Anna’s life size cloth snowman that is resting in a chair on the log house porch.
About the Dubois County Museum
The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00-2:00pm, Saturday from 10:00-4:00pm and Sunday 1:00-4:00pm. Closed on Monday. The Dubois County Museum is a local nonprofit organization committed to the collection, preservation and interpretation of historical artifacts and information important to the citizens of the county. Annual memberships, admissions, donations and gifts from visitors, area residents and businesses fund the museum operations. The DCM staff consists entirely of volunteers. It is located in Jasper at 2704 N. Newton Street (US231). Call (812) 634-7733. Please allow two hours to view exhibits. Visit the museum web site at www.duboiscountymuseum.org. Like them on Facebook at Dubois County Museum. Funded in part by the Dubois County Visitors Center-www.visitduboiscounty.com-800968-4578. Come see, discover, and celebrate our Heritage at the Dubois County Museum.