Steamboating on Western Waters
'Steamboating on Western Waters' explores the history of the steamboat in the Ohio River Valley.

This Flickr exhibit features steamboat related items drawn from the Filson Historical Society's collection and simulates the experience of walking through our actual gallery in the Ferguson Mansion. By moving your cursor over images of the gallery wall, you can view details and link to a larger view of each collection item.

The actual exhibit was on display from October 2011 through April 2012. Though the exhibit has been removed, this Flickr set will persist as a residual introduction to the history of steamboating as well as documentation of the past exhibit. To view the items in this Flickr set in person or to submit a research query, contact the Special Collections department by calling 502-635-5083 or emailing

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