The work on the Potomac Pilothouse is coming into the final stretch.
The wheel is installed, there is glass in the windows and the canvas is going on the new roof.
We anticipate it will be installed in mid May. Visitors to the museum will be able to view the finishing work, which will take place after the Pilothouse is placed in the museum.
New exhibits for the museum are in the finishing stages of design and fabrication.
Visitors will learn about the history and importance of steamboats in the Northern Neck and Chesapeake Bay.
The museum will be open to visitors in early June. Detail work on new exhibits and the Pilothouse will continue throughout the season. Our visitors will have a chance to experience first-hand the work it takes to tell the story of the importance of steamboats to the towns and communities around the Bay.
Keep checking back to this website for updates!
Below: an example of one of our new exhibits.