Frilly pink cherry blossoms adorned the trees lining DuPont’s Old Town area, their showy colors highlighting the Historical Society’s annual Cherry Blossom Tea held on Saturday, May 3.
Guests to this annual fundraiser stepped back in time to the early 19th century and enjoyed a glimpse at fashions, that featured both outer and undergarments from the era.
Re-enactors from Ft. Nisqually at Pt. Defiance presented the old-timey fashion show.
While Karen Haas, in her role of “Mrs. Bachelder” narrated clothing details, about half a dozen Ft. Nisqually volunteers demonstrated 19th century attire, including wrappers, bonnets, even mourning attire. A large display of fort artifacts also was showcased.
Lee McDonald and Linda Cumberbatch, from DHS, coordinated this yearly event that drew guests from around the Sound to support the historical organization.
Drippy outside weather was temporarily forgotten as guests enjoyed the charming settings. Table hosts included the Suburban Times, America’s Credit Union, and DuPont’s General Store, among others. Students from Steilacoom High School’s Key Club served the Tea.
Visit DuPont’s Museum at 203 Barksdale Ave. in Old Town and learn about the history of this first community, established in the 1830s by the Hudson’s Bay Company, and then in 1905 by the E. I. DuPont de Nemours Company.
Phone 964-2399 for details.