At an awards luncheon June 18th at the Nisqually Red Wing Casino, the DuPont Historical Society and Museum received a check for $12,000 from the Nisqually Tribe Charitable Giving Program.
The funds will be used to purchase new equipment, improve the Historical Society’s museum website and enhance the Society’s educational programming and events, including DuPont’s Hudson Bay Company 1843 Ft. Nisqually Site Event slated for August 23rd.
“We are grateful for the award and have enjoyed working with the Nisqually Tribe’s Cultural Committee and with Archive Director Joe Kalama this past year. We look forward to our continued partnership in promoting our combined history to present and future generations”, said Joh Jones, Museum Manager.
A $50,000 State of Washington Capitol Heritage Grant was officially awarded to the DuPont Museum in May. The grant is in addition to the $50,000 State appropriation received last year for Phase 1 of the Dynamite Train Canopy that was completed earlier this year. The Capitol Heritage grant will fund Phase 2 of the Canopy Project, which includes sidewalks, lighting, fencing and interpretive signage.
The DuPont museum was also awarded a collection of professional resource books and DVDs valued at $2,000 for Museum Staff and Volunteers through the Institution for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) ”Connecting to Collections Bookshelf” Grant program.