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Museum Day to feature carnival and live music

Museum Day to feature carnival and live music

Jul 8, 2013 - From staff reports

A children's carnival, historic cabin tours, a quick draw and silent auction, live entertainment, crafts, demonstrations and good food are the highlights of the 2013 Museum Day on Saturday in Dubois. The annual festival will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, 909 W. Ramshorn St.

Museum Day is an annual event sponsored by the Dubois Museum Association and the Dubois Museum featuring traditional western craft displays and demonstrations by local artists and artisans selling jewelry, beadwork, antler art, saddle blankets and photography.

New to the event this year is a children's carnival, featuring games and prizes. A centerpiece of the carnival is a historic photo booth where participants can dress in historic attire and have their photo taken by local photographer Deb Robinette.

The cabins at the museum will come alive between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. as costumed interpreters share a unique perspective on local history.

Dick Fredrickson -- an accomplished musician well versed in playing the guitar, five-string banjo and the mandolin -- will perform live cowboy music.

Local artist Gary Keimig plans to do a quick draw from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. That artpiece will be sold at a silent auction starting at 1:30 with the bidding closing at 2:30 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Dubois Museum Association.

Traditional homestead stew, fry bread and lemonade will be served for free beginning at noon. Delicious home-baked goods will be sold until the last item is gone.

For more information, call Katrina Krupicka Dingman or Melinda Bobo at 455-2284 or visit the Dubois Museum website.

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