DuBois on Main Museum
There is nothing quite like hearing history from someone who experienced it first hand. Jean Evansmore's DuBois on Main is an educational non-profit museum featuring the local history of DuBois High School, which was one of the two all black high schools in Fayette County prior to integration. This museum is truly a treasure chest full of history surrounding the education in Mt.Hope, WV. You are guaranteed to have a unique experience just by stepping foot in the door, and will leave with a new perspective and knowledge on segregation and integration in Fayette County.
Backstory and Context
The idea for DuBois on Main Museum was created during a reunion for all classes of DuBois High School that took place in the late '90s. Since then a collection of newspapers, articles, pictures, and other unique memorabilia has been donated and is now displayed in this unique boutique of a museum. Honestly, you have never experienced a museum like this. The owner, Jean Evansmore, is sure to give you the ultimate experience as she takes you on a historical journey into the past of DuBois High School. She is beyond passionate about the preservation of DuBois High School, and you would be doing yourself a disservice to miss an opportunity like this.
After visiting Jean at the museum, please search the following locations related to DuBois High School on Clio: 1st and Original site of DuBois High School (1917-1950), and Mt. Hope High School, which was originally the new DuBois High School (1954-1956).
You can become a member of the DuBois on Main Museum for an annual fee of $10.00. This fee entitles you to: one news letter update, and a copy of the annual report received by e-mail and attendance at the annual meeting in October or date determined by the board of directors.