May 12, 2021

Museum Continues Third Thursday Night

The Dubois County Museum continues their Third Thursday Free Nights on May 20, 2021 with a look at a STEM project.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and with this project the museum invites all ages to construct a model kit of an Inclined Plane.

The museum will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET this evening for this special night.

An inclined plan or ramp is used numerous places throughout the museum, especially in the farming exhibit. An inclined plane is one of the six classical simple machines defined by Renaissance scientists. Inclined planes enabled workers to transfer their load from one level to another more easily. From the most simple to the most complicated, all machines help people move things more easily. This movement is called work.

Visitors are also invited to take part in locating some of the many forms of simple machines used in the farming or pioneering by participating in a Scavenger Hunt. Photos of the machines used will be displayed on a paper and participants are invited to locate the item in the museum. A Scavenger Hunt form is available at the lobby desk.

Continuing till July 1 the exhibit on The Rustic Bar and Dance Hall and the Bands from that era is available for visitors to see and reminisce.

Also, the exhibit entitled “Oh Baby, Growing Up in Dubois County” will be displayed till October 1. This display takes the visitor back for a look at vintage children’s clothes, infant products and instructions on the care of a child