We invite you to visit the DuPont Museum/Visitor Center and Historic Village during the Holidays to see the Advent Wreaths adorning the street lamp posts, the Dynamite Train decked out in Christmas lights and the museum’s new curb appeal.
City employees, Peter Zahn and Bill Anderson volunteered their skills over Thanksgiving weekend to give the DuPont Museum a permanent facelift. The project is expected to be completed before Christmas. The Dynamite Train, behind the museum, has been decorated with Christmas lights by Historical Society member Gary Lucas and volunteers. The museum grounds and flower beds have been spruced up by Total Grounds Management, who donated their services.
The museum, built in 1913, originally served as the Village’s meat market and later in 1952 became DuPont’s first City Hall. The building was designated a museum in 1977 and now also serves as the City’s Visitor Center. Visitors can discover the history of Native Americans, Hudson Bay Company Fur Traders and DuPont explosive workers through the Museum’s interpretive displays, photos, and artifacts, as well as get information about local tourist attractions and services. The museum gift shop carries a variety of affordable unique items, including ribbon jewelry, outdoor apparel, kids’ old fashioned toys, coffee cups and regional books – perfect for Christmas or holiday hostess gift giving.
The museum is located at 207 Barksdale Ave in DuPont. Hours of Operation are Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun 1-4pm or call 253-964-2399 to arrange a special tour during off hours. Follow the DuPont Historical Museum on Facebook or visit our website at www.dupontmuseum.com.