Museum to remain open during roof work
The Dubois County Museum announced that work to replace the building’s roof covering the majority of room two is currently underway. Items in room two include the farm machinery and log house display, as well as the trains’ area and the collection of wildlife in the Wildlife Adventure Room.
This project will replace more than 40,000 square feet of the building’s roof. Schmidt Contracting is doing the work.
Money raised for this project came from fundraisers and from the support of the membership, local businesses and donors.
While the work is being done, the artifacts and all collection items will be moved or covered to ensure they are protected and preserved.
The museum’s board of directors decided to close the portion under construction but will keep the upper level open. The upper level encompasses room one with early history, early settlement, sports, military, ATHENA display and businesses, room three with its picture gallery and the Main Street area with its 17 shops. Donations for this project are still being accepted.