Start your Independence Day weekend early with the Grand Opening of the Dublin Heritage Park & Museums on Saturday, July 2, from noon until 4pm.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at noon, beginning with presentations
by the City Historian, the Poet Laureate, the Poet Laureate Emeritus, and the Kolb family.
In recognition of the Bavarian heritage of the Kolb family, German music by the Karl Lebherz Band
will be featured at the outdoor stage, and free refreshments, including root beer, hot dogs, brats, German potato salad, soft pretzels and German chocolate cupcakes will be served.
During the event the public is invited to tour the facilities and enjoy various activities throughout
the park, including:
Kolb House: tours; "Back Porch Gift Shop"
Outdoor Stage: music concert featuring German music by Karl Lebherz Band
Picnic Area: free refreshments at the Bavarian "Root" Biergarten—root beer, soft pretzels,
hot dogs, brats, German potato salad, German chocolate cupcakes
Grounds: wagon rides around the park on the restored wagon and Kolb tractor
Sunday School Barn: Dublin’s local Bluegrass and Irish Jam performances
Kolb Hay Barn: outdoor arts and crafts project for youth
St. Raymond Church: film about the Kolb Family and the relocation of the farm buildings
Murray Schoolhouse: "Journey Museum" exhibit on display
Murray Classroom: four Oral Histories videos produced by the Oral History Committee
Pioneer Cemetery: tours of the Cemetery
Pump House: commemorative mugs and promotional information
The Dublin Heritage Park & Museums is located at 6600 Donlon Way in Dublin.