Dubois County Museum to Reopen June 14th


JASPER -- The Dubois County Museum will be reopening on June 14.  Our times will be form 1-4pm on that Sunday.  The museum will be following COVID 19 guidelines of safe distancing and recommending the wearing of face masks.  With 50,000 square feet of exhibit space available we are asking visitors to spread out along the area.

Programs are again being scheduled at the museum. 

The ATHENA Award Grand Opening will be held on Thursday, June 18, at 5:00pm. 

Nifty Nights-Free Night at the Museum will begin on Thursday, June 25. Nifty Nights are free evenings at the museum and open to the public.  On June 25 the theme will be Bugs, Butterflies and Fish.  Youngsters are invited in for Storytime (the regularly scheduled Storytime on Saturday, June 13, is cancelled) with crafts and activities planned.  Joe “Swampy” Schoenbachler and Friends will be teaching how to tie a Fly Fishing Fly this evening also, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The time of the free evening is 5:30-8:00 p.m.  Storytime will begin at 6:00 p.m. 

Swampy and his Friends return on Saturday, June 27, for two more sessions of learning to tie a fly fishing fly at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.

Programs in July are:

Saturday, July 4  Closed for July 4th  Holiday

Saturday, July 11  Storytime at the Museum sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper 10:30 a.m.   Theme: Farm     Stories, crafts, and activities for our young visitors.

Thursday, July 23  Nifty Night-Free Night at the Museum  5:30-8:00 p.m.  Melissa Gentry, Speaker on Women’s Suffrage at 6:00pm. The topic of her talk is “Votes for Women, From Seneca Falls to Seymour and South Bend: Mapping Indiana’s Suffrage History”.   Sponsored by Jasper Public Library and the Dubois County Museum

Saturday, July 25 1:00 p.m. The Museum welcomes former Indiana Poet Laurate and county native, Norb Kraft,  for a reading from his new book of poetry, Southwest by Midwest.

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.  Museum operations are funded by annual memberships, admissions, donations and gifts from visitors, area residents and businesses.  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. Follow on Facebook and Twitter. 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.