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Award-Winning Local History Tour: Dubois to Gibson

Sept. 10, 2015

Join IHS Membership and Local History Services staff for our second Annual Award-Winning Local History Tour. This exciting day-trip highlights local historical sites and their significance to Indiana's history. 

Our tour will take us through Jasper's Dubois County Museum, winner of the IHS Outstanding Historical Organization Award in 2010, and Lyles Station, which will have a presence in the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and was also a recipient of the IHS Outstanding Historical Organization Award in 2010.

In transit, guests will enjoy speakers discussing early African-American settlements and Southern Indiana history.

We start with a guided tour of Dubois County Museum, featuring artifacts from Southern Indiana's German-American History, a large collection of antique farm equipment, an indoor log cabin and murals which represent each town that makes up Dubois County.  

Following the tour, we'll lunch at the famous Schnitzelbank Restaurant on authentic German cuisine. 

Our next stop will be at Lyles Station, site of one of the few remaining African-American settlements, which now serves as a museum featuring a renovated classroom circa 1900s and artifacts representing early African-American settlement history. 

Lunch, snacks and transportation via coach will be provided. To join us, RSVP to Jennifer Hiatt at (317) 234-2670 or jhiatt@indianahistory.org. Consider registering early, as space is limited to the first 50 participants.

$75. IHS members; $125 for nonmembers (Individual membership is included).  

Please note, this will be an extended trip and we will not return to the History Center until approximately 6:30 p.m.

(Above picture: Lyles Station School at dusk)


Dubois County Flag
This flag on display at the Dubois County Museum was flown by the Indiana Regiment on the bloodiest day of battle in U.S. history











Lyles Station


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