Eighth Annual Irvington Crab Festival 

The Eighth Annual Irvington Crab Festival will be held on Saturday August 10 on the Irvington Commons under a big top! Doors open at 4pm and crabs are served at 5pm. More then 500 people will pick their way through bushels of steamed crabs. Beer and wine are available for

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It’s Been A Long Road But We’re Almost There!

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

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A Successful Open House at the Steamboat Era Museum

A steady stream of visitors came to the museum last Sunday to preview new exhibits planned for the 2019 season. A presentation about the progess of the restoration of the Potomac Pilothouse was shown. In addition to the installation of the Pilothouse, 22 new exhibits are planned for the upcoming

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Join us for an Open House Sunday, March 3 | 2-6pm

See concept drawings of new exhibits, as well as the progress of the Pilothouse restoration! There is no charge for this event and no need to RSVP, just come and enjoy light refreshments while you get a firsthand peek at the future look of the museum. Naming opportunities are available

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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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