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Museum thanks donors and dedicates plaques

The Steamboat Era Museum in Irvington held a reception on Saturday for museum members and donors.

President Keith Kehlbeck welcomed the attendees and thanked them for their support. He introduced the board of directors and its officers. 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 discussed the funds and grants raised during 2021.

The highlight of the evening was the dedication of two plaques located in the restored Potomac Pilothouse. They joined plaques in the wheelhouse installed in 2020. One 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 reception are in memory of Anne Long Mc...

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