IHS Exhibit: Steamboat A Comin’: The Legacy of the New Orleans

In 1811 the first steamboat to successfully navigate America’s western inland rivers, the New Orleans, altered American life forever by hastening the opening of the American West and transforming the landscape, economy and culture of the United States. This exhibit introduces the adventurers who first dared to take a steamboat on the Ohio River, the technology they used and the ramification – both positive and negative – of their actions. Steamboat a Comin’: The Legacy of the New Orleans provides viewers with an understanding and appreciation of the adventurous spirit that colored much of early river travel, the technological achievements, the vast impact on landscape and economy, and the rich culture we have today as a result.

This exhibit will be on display at the library from August 29th until October 3rd. It will also be on display at the Pioneer Festival from September 24th to the 25th.

Monday, August 29, 2022 @ 12:00 PM
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm (1h)

Huntington Main Library

Sarah Kirby (Genealogy Librarian)