Johnny Appleseed & other character to appear at DCM


Two historical figure portrayals by character actors will be presented by the Dubois County Museum, located at 2704 N. Newton Street in Jasper, one on Saturday, September 23 and another on Tuesday evening September 26. The museum welcomes Kevin Stonerock and Stephen McPhail as part of the Lecture Series on Historical People.

Kevin Stonerock brings the Hoosier Pioneer to the museum for a 10:30 a.m. program on Saturday, September 23. The Hoosier Pioneer is a character compiled from several different accounts of the period 1770-1810. The program centers on the life of Andrew Amonett, a true-to-life frontiersman of the Indiana Territory. The presentation, complete with tall tales, deals with various aspects of frontier life and dangers faced in the Indiana Territory just prior to the War of 1812. Topics include trapping, militia service, Indian affairs, tools, weapons and frontier clothing. The program is best suited for grades 3-6, but also works well with adult audiences and family groups.

The public is invited on Tuesday, September 26, at 6:30 p.m. for a special visit from our own Hoosier folk star, Johnny Appleseed! It is Johnny’s birthday and the museum is celebrating.

Stephen McPhail portrays Johnny and has done extensive research on his character. Mr. McPhail tries to present him as a real individual and not the myth we may know.

The museum will be celebrating Johnny’s birthday with cake and apple treats and all are welcome to enjoy.

The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Closed on Monday. 

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for high school students, and $2 for middle and elementary students. Visitors four and under are free. Those holding a current Dubois County Museum Membership are granted free admission.