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Howard Steamboat Museum

The Louisville area has a long history of boat-building.

Across the river, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is Jeffboat - a shipyard that began in May 1834 as the Howard Shipyard and Dock Company. Today Jeffboat is the nation's largest inland shipyard.

Adjacent to Jeffboat is the Howard Steamboat Museum, a beautiful Victorian mansion that was once home to the Howards.

Built in 1894, the mansion is now a repository of rare steamboat models, paintings, photographs, documents and artifacts from Howard-built boats and other ships from the steamboat era. The museum also includes the home's original furnishings.

The museum's collection tells the amazing story of how the Howard Shipyard helped write a new chapter in American history.

2008 marks the Howard Steamboat Museum's 50th anniversary.

Program 212
Elvis costumers, southern Indiana's Howard Steamboat Museum, celebrating Muhammad Ali, and a Kentucky Muse - artist Mary Ann Currier. Terry Blackwell, new CEO of Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana is our guest. (#212)