Dubois County Museum Christmas activities continue this weekend

The Dubois County Museum has decked out itself in the finest Christmas decorations for the holiday season.

The museum elves have decorated about 20 trees throughout the museum with bright lights, bold colors, and lovely ornaments and decorations.

The Santa collection from Kay Smock is displayed in several display cases. Her collection of 1,000 pieces is a must see. \

This year a special group of military families decorated patriotic trees in honor or memory of their loved ones serving in the military. Be sure to view these decorated trees in the Room III area.

Special upcoming events are being offered for visitors.

On Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3 Jasper O’Tannenbaum Days Programs and Exhibits are planned.

Saturday, December 2 at 9 a.m. the annual Breakfast with Santa will take place. This year the theme is Christmas Around the World. Christmas crafts, activities, and visits with Santa are in store for those who participate; reservations were required by Nov. 25. In the afternoon take a ride with Santa on his golf cart from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Strings, Inc. will perform a violin concert at 2 p.m. in the Log House area. Don’t miss it!

On Sunday, December 3 the museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m.

Kids craft beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Take a ride with Santa on his golf cart from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

Beginning at 2 p.m., there will be a violin musical entertainment on the front porch of the log house by Lisa Hoppenjans.

On Saturday-Sunday, Dec 9 and 10 the museum will host its annual Cookie Walk from 10 to 2 p.m., 1 to 4 p.m. will be the cookie sale organized and cookies made by museum volunteers and the ladies of Alpha Delta Kappa’s Dubois County chapter Beta Gamma. A wide variety of cookies will be available for purchase by the pound.

Also Saturday, Dec 9, 1 to 3:00 p.m. the museum welcomes Girl Scouts Christmas Activities and Program. All Girl Scouts in area and the public are invited. A revised exhibit of Girl Scouts will be unveiled.

On Sunday, December 10, 1:30pm, Dubois County Cloggers present a Christmas Show.  Come enjoy these energetic dancers.

On Sunday, December 17  1:30 p.m. Sue Lorey’s Student Piano students will present a piano recital on the museum’s Kimball grand piano.

On Sunday and Monday, December 24 and 25  the museum will be closed for Christmas Holiday

During the Week of December 26 thru December 29 Museum is open from 10 to 2 p.m. Storytime for students will be held on Tuesday, December 26, at 10:30 a.m. Youngsters will hear stories, make a New Year’s Day craft, and enjoy the museum. The museum volunteers suggest a stop in at the museum. Families welcome.

Saturday, December 30 Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Need someplace to entertain the family? Come visit the museum. Sunday and Monday, December 31 through January 1 the museum will be closed.

Sunday, January 7 will be the Last Day of Festival of Trees.

The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00-4:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  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 website at www.duboiscountymuseum.org. Like on Facebook and Twitter.

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