The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA held their 2nd Annual Open House BBQ on Saturday April 25th. The event was designed to introduce the community to the historic significance of the schoolhouse (which it once served the community as) and to the wonderful art exhibitions it holds throughout the Summer and early Fall. A delicious cuisine of BBQ, which featured both Beef and Venison versions, were set upon a table within the gallery alongside other dishes that complimented the main one quite nicely. A sizable gathering filled the venue as those who visited the building for the first time mingled with those who joyfully became reacquainted with it.
The conversations of renewal and exploration that abounded throughout the gallery led several attendees to discover the building's history by venturing upstairs to it's museum. School desks and other artifacts from a bygone day filled the upper rooms along with documentation that not only detailed the town's journey from its beginnings to the present day but also allowed one's imagination to go back in time to relive the moments they had just become aware of. In addition to my visit to the Dutot, I took advantage of the beautiful Spring day to explore the town and to take in the natural and architectural sites Delaware Water Gap, PA has to offer.
The 2nd Annual Open House BBQ at The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA proved to be an enjoyable one filled with good food, conversation, and opportunities to learn something new. I look forward to returning to partake of the art exhibitions and other activities it will hold throughout the year. You’ll find more photographs taken during the event in The Dutot's Open House 04-25-15 Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153800265413761.1073741843.91146283760&type=1 along with photographs taken at the venue throughout the year in the Dutot 2015 Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153253899515421.1073741969.636000420&type=3.
The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery originated as a brick schoolhouse built c. 1850 by Antoine Dutot who founded the town of Dutotsville before it was renamed to Delaware Water Gap, PA. The museum offers tours and educational opportunities for those who would like to learn more about the area along with exhibitions that showcase the work of a variety of artists primarily of those who live in the area. The first exhibition for their 2015 season will be titled, “Painted Perspectives” featuring the work of Joan Polishook beginning with an Artists’ Reception on Friday May 22nd and will continue to be displayed until June 7th. Please Explore The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DutotMuseumAndGallery?fref=ts for more information.
Photography by Paparazzi Paul.