Tuesday, January 29, 2013

St Anthony/St. Marks Mural Added to Our Town Collection Murals at the Dubois County Museum

Mural artist Kim Schroeder has completed the latest addition to the Our Town Collection Murals at the Dubois County Museum with the addition of St. Anthony and St. Marks mural. This latest addition now joins the murals of Ferdinand, St. Henry/Johnsboro, Holland, Ireland, Portersville/Boone Township, Celestine, Huntingburg, Dubois, Jasper, Haysville, Birdseye, and Schnellville. Murals artists have been Alice Kemper, Tom Schum and Mrs. Schroeder.

St. Anthony and St. Marks communities lie in Jackson Township of Dubois County. The town of St. Anthony was first called St. Joseph, but its name was changed in order to acquire a post office. Joseph Reuber entered the land on July 20, 1839. In George R. Wilson’s History of Dubois County , “It was government land. On April 4 and 5, 1860, Benj. R. Kemp, surveyed the town. The land (for the church) was donated by John Reuber, and deeded to the trustees of the Catholic Church.”. The town of St. Marks was laid out in 1872. The founder was M. B. Cox as trustee. It is located on the Southern Railroad near St. Anthony.

The museum gift shop will have available postcards of the mural series and the newest mural’s postcard. Plaques made from the postcards are available as keepsakes from the gift shop.

The gift shop also has available for sale many historical books of Dubois County towns and cities.

The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00-2:00pm, Saturday from 10:00-4:00pm and Sunday 1:00-4:00pm. It is closed on Monday. The Dubois County Museum is a local non profit organization committed to the collection, preservation and interpretation of historical artifacts and information important to the citizens of the county. Museum operations are funded by annual memberships, donations and gifts from visitors, area residents and businesses. Admission is free; donations are accepted.

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