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Dubois celebrating Museum Day with art, music, demonstrations

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports

The historic cabins will come alive from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with interpreters dressed in period clothing sharing unique perspectives on local history.

Children's games, historic cabins tours, a quick draw, silent auction, live entertainment, crafts and demonstrations are the highlights of the 2014 Museum Day on Saturday in Dubois.

The annual festival is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the museum's grounds, 909 W. Ramshorn St.

Museum Day is an annual event sponsored by the Dubois Museum and the Dubois Museum Association featuring traditional Western craft displays and demonstrations by local artists and vendors. Many artisans will have items such as jewelry, beadwork, antler art and photography for sale.

Music will be provided by local musicians in the form of a "jam" session or "hootenanny." Local musicians will include Ed Neal, Ellen Dudley, Sally Wulbrecht and George Johnson.

The historic cabins will come alive from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with interpreters dressed in period clothing sharing unique perspectives on local history.

As part of the festivities, an old-time photo booth manned by Johanna Wells Thompson will be available.

Local artist Gary Keimig will do a quick draw painting from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The result of his efforts will be sold at a silent auction starting at 1:30 p.m. with bidding closing at 2:30 p.m. The proceeds from the auction will go to the Dubois Museum Association.

Tom Lucas, a local artist, also will demonstrate flint knapping. The items he makes on site may be purchased.

Traditional homestead stew, fry bread and lemonade will be served free of charge beginning at noon. Donations are appreciated. Hotdogs will be available for children 14 and under.

Locally homemade breads, jams, cookies and pies will be available at the bake sale. Home-baked goods will be sold until the last item is gone.

Bakers can donate items to the sale by bringing them to the museum on Friday or by 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Vendors also are welcome. For more information about vending, call the museum at 455-2284.

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