Due to its immense popularity and continuing demand, Explosion! Dartmouth’s Ordeal of the 1917 Disaster is being extended until the end of March! Since opening this exhibit in July, the Museum has experienced its highest volume of visitors in four years.
Explosion! Dartmouth’s Ordeal of the 1917 Disaster 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.
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.