Children’s Dress-up Trunk

We have great children’s activities! Come to the Steamboat Era Museum and check out our Children’s Dress-up Trunk!

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See the Restoration of the Potomac Pilothouse and Enjoy a Low Country Boil

On Saturday, September 23 John and Olivia Morgenthaler are hosting a low country boil to support the Steamboat Era Museum’s Potomac Pilothouse project. John, the shipwright working on the project, will be available to talk about the project and you will see firsthand the progress being made on this historic

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Graham Brothers Reception

The Graham brothers and their two pianos will be back in action for two concerts Friday, August 25th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, August 26th at 3:30 pm to raise awareness and funds for the Steamboat Era Museum’s Potomac pilothouse restoration project. They will perform at Irvington Baptist Church. Tickets

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Irvington Crab Festival Sponsors

We would like to thank the following individuals and businesses who help make possible our annual Crab Festival. Tickets are going fast, so be sure to get yours soon! Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets! Big Claw Chesapeake Bank Visit Website Jimmy and Sook Visit Website Virginia

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Steamboat Era Museum Launches Public Pilothouse Campaign with a $50,000 Challenge Grant

The Steamboat Era Museum is proud to announce the public phase of the Pilot the Potomac Home campaign with a dollar for dollar $50,000 grant from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation in Richmond. Every dollar donated after mid-May, will be matched up to $50,000! This grant is one more step

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Steamboat Era Museum to host author and unveil 2017 exhibit

The Steamboat Era Museum will welcome Dr. Julie Sullivan, author of Against the Tide: The Turbulent Times of a Black Entrepreneur, for the opening of the new 2017 exhibition. Pictured: The Dr. W. J. Newbill was the largest of Capt. Hansford C. Bayton’s boats. It was built in Urbanna in

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Watermen’s Way boots arrive

More than 40 people on May 11 came to the Steamboat Era Museum to welcome the arrival of Watermen’s Way boots. Pictured: Artists and partners associated with the Watermen’s Way project, from left, include (front row) Wende Szyperski, Patty Richards, Barbara Brecher, Jan Dobrowolski, Jean Lewis and Tommy Fox; (next

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Bank and LMS artists collaborate on Watermen’s Way boot project

Lancaster Middle School staff and students recently were astounded as they passed the art room and saw a gigantic pair of boots. Students walking by would come in and try the boots on! Teachers stopped to pose…and everyone wanted to know “What is going on”? Read the entire story in

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Former White House photographer offers portrait for museum auction

The second annual Fine Art of Steamboat Dining will be held at 6 p.m. April 8 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. The event will feature an oyster bar, four-course seated dinner and wine, reported Steamboat Era Museum director Barbara Brecher. Read the entire story in the Rappahannock

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Watermen’s Way project issues call for artists

Virginia’s River Realm and The Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce invite experienced artists to apply for participation in Watermen’s Way, a public art project. Read the entire story in the Rappahannock Record; Click Here

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