Dutra Museum Foundation,
The Dutra Museum Foundation is passionately committed to its community, including funding 4 annual education scholarships for high school seniors through Rio Vista High School and the Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society. These scholarships, the Edward Dutra scholarship and the Deolinda Dutra scholarship, are awarded to students who are high achievers and in financial need. Many of these students are the first in their family to attend college. You can learn more about Edward and Deolinda HERE.
The Dutra Museum of Dredging was created in Rio Vista, California in 1978 by Edward and Deolinda Dutra in a beautiful 1907 Craftsman house to showcase the Dutra Historical Collection and educate our visitors. This is a private collection of materials representing the history of sidedraft clamshell dredging and the important role the Dutra family has played for more than a century in reclaiming the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, San Francisco Bay and beyond. It includes photographs, logbooks, dredge models, linen drawings, artifacts and a family history mural painted by renowned Delta artist Marty Stanley. With a goal to raise and manage funds that are earmarked for the expansion, preservation, exhibition and interpretation of our collection for public use and scholarly research, the Dutra family is proud to chronicle this period in California’s history and share it with the world.