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.
The Dubois County Museum is the largest County Museum in the state of Indiana with more than 36,000 items and an annual visitation that exceeds 12,000 visitors per year. It holds over 50,000 square feet of exhibits, fourteen community murals providing a picture of each community’s early history, a 17-room main street reminiscent of the 1890s, a two pen log house built in 1850, a wild game safari display, a tremendous model train display, and two outstanding exhibit rooms.
Exhibit Room I is dedicated to the early history, immigration history, religious history, sports history, military veterans history, and the early manufacturing history of this county. Exhibit Room II is dedicated to the progression of farm and pioneer machinery, pioneer crafts and trades, early pioneer specialty shops, and pioneer unique activities and history. Audio tours for Exhibit Room I is now available, and audio tours for the other exhibits will be available in the future.
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.