Dubois County Museum

About Dubois County Museum

Known as one of the largest county museums in the state of Indiana, this museum showcases the rich German heritage and history of the Dubois County area. Get a feel for what the settlers of this area would have endured in the early 1800’s. Learn of their trying times during the wars and how it shaped local families and the economy, and appreciate the hard work that turned Dubois County’s natural resources into thriving industries and farmland. Visit the new “Main Street Dubois County” featuring 17 rooms portraying life at the turn of the 20th century. A hands-on area houses a one-room schoolhouse and play yard, an interactive Lewis and Clark expedition boat, dress-up area and a log reading nook. Take a journey back in time to 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. 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 agriculture tools and machinery.