Purchase Tickets to the Crab Festival!

Tickets are now on sale for the Seventh Annual Irvington Crab Festival to be held on Saturday August 18 on the Irvington Commons under a big top! Purchase Your Tickets Today for the Seventh Annual Irvington Crab Festival!  You will be redirected to PayPal where you may choose the number

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Tidewater Foundation distributes funds

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi KILMARNOCK—Representatives from schools, museums and community organizations from across the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula gathered February 22 at the Lancaster Community Library for the Tidewater Foundation’s annual distribution of grants. Established more than 60 years ago, the Tidewater Foundation helps to foster cultural enrichment and support

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Steamboat Era Museum prepares for new exhibits and Potomac Pilothouse

IRVINGTON—On February 3, volunteers gathered at the Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, to begin the preparations for new exhibits and the installation of the Potomac Pilothouse in the fall. To make room for the Pilothouse, volunteers disassembled the country store and cannery exhibits, reported executive director Barbara

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New Holiday Marketplace Items

Paint Your Own Watermen’s Boot! 15 pairs of four-foot boots painted by artists and located on the Northern Neck and Middle Pennisula represent the Watermen’s Way project completed this past spring. The project led by Virginia’s River Realm, Steamboat Era Museum, Rappahannock Art Center and Lancaster Chamber of Commerce is

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Steamboat Era Museum Presents Fourth Annual Holiday Marketplace

More then 20 artisans will present their work at the Fourth Annual Holiday Marketplace on Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25 from 10am-4pm. The Marketplace will also be open on Saturday December 2, 9 and 16. Attendees will have a choice of unique handmade jewelry, baskets, wood, soaps, birdhouses,

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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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