Dutra Museum Foundation is dedicated to educating and promoting an
understanding of the history of dredging, the value of developing and
reclaiming the California Delta and the significant role The Dutra Group
and the Dutra family has played within this field.
Dutra family’s involvement in sidedraft clamshell dredging began in 1878. Since then, members of the family have been
continuously engaged in this highly specialized branch of dredging
Antone Dutra, began the Dutra companies’ historic association with the construction and maintenance of the California Delta levee system in 1904. His son, Edward Dutra, continued these efforts beginning in 1933, followed by Antone’s grandson, Bill, in 1972. Today, the Dutra Companies continue to play a vital role in protecting one of California’s most important natural resources.
The Dutra Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. Donations to the foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by IRS guidelines. If you would like more information on how you can become a Dutra Museum Foundation supporter, please contact Patty Dutra Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org.