Both exhibits currently on display at Evergreen House, Explosion! Dartmouth’s Ordeal of the 1917 Disaster and Dartmouth in Wintertime are extended into April.
Since opening Explosion! in July, the Museum has experienced its highest volume of visitors in four years. It has received unprecedented interest from the public and we feel the story it tells of the explosion’s impact on Dartmouth is too important to take down. The exhibit begins with a snapshot of the daily lives of people living in Dartmouth on the morning of December 6, 1917. The exhibit focuses on the cause of the Explosion and how Dartmouth residents worked together to rebuild their community. It includes oral histories from survivors, eyewitness accounts, and artifacts from affected homes and families. One of the artifacts featured is Frank Baker’s Diary, which has garnered much media attention. To learn how this wonderful artifact from Australia came to Dartmouth, please click here. Explosion! Dartmouth’s Ordeal of the 1917 Disaster is on display on the upper level of Evergreen House.
Dartmouth in Wintertime explores events and activities that took place in Dartmouth during the colder months of the past. This includes snapshots of historically frigid weather, tools that were used in Dartmouth’s once booming Ice-Cutting Industry, and highlights a small sample of the museum’s extensive Starr ice skate collection, including some of the awards that were won by local skaters. The exhibit will be up until May 2018. Dartmouth in Wintertime is on display on the main level of Evergreen House.
Evergreen House is open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday-Friday and 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 2:00-5:00 pm Saturday. Admission is $5.00 for adults; children and members are free.