Come to DuPont Historical Society’s Annual Hudson Bay Day & Salmon Bake on Sunday, August 25 (Noon-4 pm) at the . This year’s event will be held at the DuPont Fire Department Bay across the street from the original 1843 Hudson Bay Fort Nisqually site.
What began by DuPont’s Historical Society as a community picnic on the site 7 years ago has morphed into a fun heritage-based festival with live old time music, kids’ activities, historical demonstrations, re-enactors, a tribal blessing and dancers and more! Historian Drew Crooks will take guided tours to the original 1843 Fort site and visitors can view Ezra Meeker’s covered wagon and talk with the Buffalo Soldiers. This year’s event includes a Volksmarch to the Historic Village.
Directions: Take I-5 Exit 118 onto Center Drive, follow signs to Civic Dr. Parking is available in the Civic Center Parking lot between City Hall and the Fire Department.
Hudson Bay Day Volksmarch
The Sunday event also includes a Volksmarch sponsored by the Over the Hill Gang which is free and family- friendly. Volkesmarchers will walk through the Historic Village (5K-10K). Maps and signs will tell the story of Life in the DuPont Company Town and will include a stop at the Museum. Sign-in is from 9am to noon at the DuPont fire department. Walkers must be finished by 3pm. For more information about the Volksmarch, call Jerry Williams at 253-320-8600.
Hudson Bay Day is sponsored by the DuPont Historical Society and the City of DuPont Tourism Bureau. The 1843 Fort Nisqually site is open to the public courtesy of the Archeology Conservancy. For more information Contact: Museum Coordinator, Linda Cumberbatch 253-964-2399 or 253-882-5942 (cell) or visit the museum’s website atwww.dupontmuseum.com