Art Sale To Support DuBois Park’s Pineapple Packing House

A Unique Art Gallery

A Unique Art Gallery

The August 2013 benefit by the Artists Association of Jupiter and A Unique Art Gallery will help raise funds for the restoration of the historic Pineapple Packing House in Jupiter.

The benefit, titled “Our Jupiter,” will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and will feature an art sale, raffles and a wine-and-cheese reception. The special open house will include works by members of the association that are symbolic of “Our Jupiter.” Onhand will be Christian Davenport, a local archeologist, and Jed Kindt, a grandson of the DuBois family, on whose Jupiter waterfront property the Pineapple Packing House sits. They will share stories of the house and other history facts.

The Pineapple Packing House was moved down the Loxahatchee River via barge in the late 1800s by Harry DuBois, according to local historians. It is believed to be the oldest wood structure in the county. When restored, the building will showcase information about the DuBois Pioneer Homestead and the Jupiter Inlet Colony Indian midden.
For information about the restoration project, call Jean Matthews at 561-966-6602.

For information about the Artists Association of Jupiter, call 561-529-2748.