The Steamboat Era Museum in Irvington, is looking for photos and artifacts for use in future displays featuring the restored pilothouse of the steamer Potomac. They plan to bring the pilothouse into the museum, and all new exhibits will be designed around it. Museum staff now is asking everyone in the area, to search their attics, bookcases and closets for photographs, clothing and artifacts from the era. Photographs will be scanned and the originals returned to the owners.
Artifacts may be gifted to the museum or placed on loan, and all the items will be added to the museum’s archive records for future generations to enjoy and learn from. As the soon to be centerpiece of the museum, the pilothouse will include the wheelhouse, captain’s quarters and two officers’ cabins. To contribute, call 438-6888.