Category: Collections

Collections

Our Collections

The Dubois County Museum’s collections consist of over 38,000 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. For information, please call the Collections Chairperson Mary Ann Hayes at 812-634-7733 or email mhayes@duboiscountymuseum.org. 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.

OBJECTS

Objects

Over 17,000 of the museum’s collections are historical objects including furniture, textiles,...

PHOTOS

Photos

The museum has more than 12,000 photos and a large collection of negatives from the Sprauer...

LIBRARY & ARCHIVES

Library & Archives

The Dubois County Museum’s John J. Fierst Library and Archives has a library of 4000 books,...

HOW TO DONATE ITEMS

How To Donate Items

ITEM DONATIONS: For individuals wishing to donate an item to the Dubois County Museum, please...