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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Steamboat Era Museum receives $5,000 grant for 2017 Exhibition

In honor of Black History Month, the Steamboat Era Museum recently received a $5,000 grant from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to develop a new exhibit, “Hansford Bayton: The Courage and Determination of a Black Steamboat Captain.” Read the entire story in the Rappahannock Record; Click Here

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Museum announces $100,000 grant for the Potomac Pilothouse Project

At a gathering February 3, hosted by Margaret and Eric Nost, community leaders and Steamboat Era Museum donors learned about a grant and a challenge donation to the Potomac Pilothouse project. Eric Nost, chairman of the Pilothouse fundraising committee, announced a grant from the The Nettie Lokey Wiley and Charles

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