How The West Was Fun! Luxury Bus Tour
August 15, 2014 – 9:00 to 3:00
SORRY, WE’RE ALL SOLD OUT, BUT WE’LL GET TOGETHER SOON!
Get on the Bus! Let us do the driving, and Let’s have some fun.
Note: the telephone number originally given at the bottom of this article is WRONG and has caused inconvenience to the real owner of this number. I apologize, but if you happened to have jotted the number down, please discard it. This is the correct number to reach Dorothy or learn about the tour. 253-582-4565
Time To Get On The Bus!
Because you have an interest in history, I want to be sure you have a chance to join us on our exciting Heritage Bus Tour – How The West Was Fun! on August 15 – sponsored by the DuPont Historical Society and DuPont Tourism. All for the benefit of the five museums we’ll be visiting.
Enjoy the luxury surroundings (bathroom on bus) you don’t have to drive. Maybe we’ll even sing!
Last year, as you’ll remember if you attended the Hudson Bay Days Genealogy Workshop in DuPont you may remember that the attendees asked for a program that went into the history of our area in depth. Here it is! This luxury bus tour (there’s a bathroom on the bus) does that and more. Setting off from the venerable Lakewood Playhouse, we’ll visit the five communities where Washington Territory began. There will be reinactors, surprises, programs at every stop. Trivia and stories of adventure. A gourmet lunch is included and a special treat is our luncheon speaker, respected music historian Tony Saletan. Among Tony’s many accomplishments is the fact that he discovered two best beloved songs – Kum ba yah and Michael, Row The Boat Ashore, and taught them to his friend, Pete Seeger, thus assuring our kids generations of camp songs forever. Tony is generously presenting a program of Washington Folk Songs for the very first time. There will be facts, surprises, docents on the bus, trivia and fun. Most of all, a chance to get the authentic feeling of what it was like when this area came to life – form the people of the Steilacoom, who were here first, through the Hudson Bay Colony, Old Fort Steilacoom, Steilacoom, the first incorporated city in the territory, of course Lakewood.
But of course, even a luxury bus has only fifty seats. We’re already half full and the media releases haven’t even begun to appear, so we know this one is going to sell out. Tickets are available from www.BrownPaperTickets.com or you can order directly.
You get the full day tour, from 9:00 to 4:30 for only $45 if you book by August 1. (After that, it will be $50 – if any seats remain.)
Checks can be made to DuPont Historical Society, and mailed to Heritage Bus Tour, PO Box 881, DuPont, WA 98327.
Attention, Dorothy Wilhelm
DuPont, WA 98327. For information, call 253-582-4565
Note: This is a non-profit awareness and benefit tour for the five museums in the raising
See you on the bus!