By Lee McDonald, DuPont
Many of you know that the DuPont Museum is now on Facebook and are following our posts. Thank you! Social media is helping us increase awareness of our museum and our mission to promote, preserve and protect our history for present and future generations. For those who have visited our museum’s user-friendly displays, exhibits and archival photos you are aware of the many “firsts” and nationally significant events that occurred in DuPont and the surrounding Nisqually Plains during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Our museum is not just a building stuffed with dusty antiques. It’s an active organization comprised of volunteers who have spearheaded and funded many heritage projects including the restoration of the last remaining intact Dynamite Train; DuPont’s last Hose Cart and building; the creation of an award winning 1000 square foot exhibit Life in a Company Town; the creation of intrepretive signage at noted DuPont sites and trails; and the ongoing compiling and collecting of artifacts, photos and documents that would otherwise be lost or unavailable to the public. The museum also serves as a Visitor Center, directing newcomers to our miles of nature and history trails, hotels and restaurants and our Golf course, The Home Course.
If you haven’t done so already, I invite you to visit and “Like” the DuPont Historical Museum page on facebook. In the short time we’ve been up, we have received 91 likes and over 600 views of our stories. If you like our page, please invite your friends to like it too.