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 artifact.
The event will take place outside, beside the workshop, where the pilothouse is located. Monies raised from this event will be matched dollar for dollar by a $50,000 matching grant challenge from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation.
The restoration of the Pilothouse has always been a goal of the founders of the museum. Acquired in 2001,the Pilothouse stood in front of the museum until it was shrink wrapped in 2010 and stored in a field in White Stone. In 2015 it was moved to the Morgenthaler’s property.
The low country boil will be prepared by local waterman Robbie Reamy, president of Reamy Seafood. Virginia Commonwealth Bank will provide refreshments.
Tickets cost $75. Seating is limited. The event will take place at the Morgenthaler’s home at 215 Railway Drive in Heathsville from 6-8 pm, rain or shine. Tickets are available by emailing email@example.com, calling the museum at 438-6888 or online through PayPal, below.