Museum thanks supporters and dedicates new plaques

The Steamboat Era Museum recently held a reception for museum members and donors.

President Keith Kehlbeck welcomed the attendees and thanked them for their support. He introduced the board of directors and officers of the board. Fred Pevahouse and Will Hubbard were thanked for their time on the board.

Museum executive director Steve Humphrey reviewed the highlights of the museum’s 2021 season, which are included in the newly released 2021 annual report. He also spoke about the funds and grants raised during 2021.

The highlight of the evening was the dedication of two plaques in the restored Potomac Pilothouse, said Humphrey. They joined plaques in the wheelhouse installed in 2020.

One plaque is in memory of Benjamin and Willoughby Colonna who saved the Potomac pilothouse from destruction. John Morgenthaler, a shipwright and master craftsman is honored in a second plaque for lovingly restoring the pilothouse

The plaques dedicated during the recent reception are in memory of Anne Long McClintock and Dr. Lee and Teensa Williams, all original founders ….

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