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Dubois County Museum

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Experience Dubois County History and Heritage by Planning a Visit

Located in the heart of Jasper, Indiana the Dubois County Museum traces the region's rich history from the Ice Age through the present.

Discover why the area's forests, together with the hard work and ingenuity of this county's largely Scots-Irish and German settlers, resulted in good fortune that continues to this day.

Walk through the story of Dubois County's strong farming tradition as told by the Museum's large collection of 19th and early 20th century agricultural tools and machinery.

Experience typical southern Indiana rural life of the late 1800's and early 1900's through the restoration of a two pen log house built by German immigrants. Explore artifacts, traditions and cultures of the county's communities through numerous changing exhibits and special programs.

Enjoy a bit of Hoosier hospitality Dubois County style in this dynamic, family-friendly gathering place.

The Dubois County Museum's collections consist of over 34,000 artifacts donated mainly by local people. Occasionally individuals have learned about our museum and given items that they felt should be part of the collections. Items are accepted consistent with our mission to "collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Dubois County."

People wanting to donate items to the museum are urged to contact the museum's Collection Committee before bringing in the items.

The museum's collections strengths include historical portraits, photographs, and negatives; military artifacts; sports memorabilia; Native American artifacts; textiles and artifacts from the early 1800's to the 1900's; dollhouses and miniatures; a log house; antique farm equipment; woodworking tools; and products made by local factories.

All of the museum's artifacts are curated and cataloged.

Items on exhibit are tracked, and an exhibit record is kept for each item. All items are cataloged and stored by one of the following divisions: objects, photos, library, and archives.

Over 16,000 of the museum's collections are historical objects including furniture, textiles, military artifacts, domestic items, ceramics, glass, woodworking tools, agricultural items, metalwork, medical artifacts, and artwork.

The museum has more than 10,000 photos and a large collection of negatives from the Sprauer Studio.

The museum's John J. Fierst Library and Archives includes a library of 4000 books, pamphlets, magazines, selected newspapers, and newspaper clippings.

The archives consist of 4,000 unpublished materials such as documents, manuscripts, videotapes, personal papers, maps, and music collections.

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Hours of Operation:
Tue10:00 AM2:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM2:00 PM
Thr10:00 AM2:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM2:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM4:00 PM
Sun1:00 PM4:00 PM
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