Steamboat Era Museum seeks attic treasures

Here are some examples of pieces donated to the museum.

IRVINGTON—The Steamboat Era Museum is looking for photos and artifacts to supplement future displays featuring the restored pilothouse of the steamer Potomac.

When the pilothouse is brought into the museum, all new exhibits will be designed around this amazing artifact, said executive director Barbara Brecher. Museum staff is planning the new exhibits and would like everyone 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, said Brecher.

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