Thank you for visiting the online home of the Ohio Valley River Museum. We are extremely proud of our facility. We sincerely hope your time with us proves both enjoyable and educational. We request your comments and/or suggestions regarding any aspect of our museum that you would like to share with us.


“Dine Like You’re On the Delta Queen” Dinner
Saturday, May 17th, 2014
Begins at 6:00 PM at the Museum

Menu selections & recipes adapted from actual recipes used by chefs aboard the Delta Queen!

John Bowman, Author, Historian, (West Virginia History Hero) and Steamboat Model Builder will give a talk at the dinner, “The Clarington – Wheeling Connection, Trade, Traffic and Transportation”.

Advance Reservations / pre-paid tickets available by contacting Barbara Rush (740) 795-5883. (no later than May 1)

$25 per person, $20 per person for members!

Not a member? There is still time to join before the May 1, 2014 deadline! Call Barbara today to see how easy it is to take advantage of our 2014 membership and the special members-only events to be held during the year!!!

Welcome All Visitors! If your club, organization, or class wishes to see the current exhibits and/or your group wishes to meet at the Ohio Valley River Museum, we are happy to arrange your request! Currently, we do not have regular hours during the fall and winter months, but we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please contact the Director, Barbara Rush and schedule your visit with us now!

Thanks to the generosity of Swiss Valley Engineering Company we are handicap accessible! A chair lift has been installed.

Needed at the Museum: We are trying to build our Locks & Dams Exhibit with artifacts related to the former Lock No. 14 and Lock No. 15. If you have any such items, please contact Curator, Jane Williams, or email us!


Need Help, Please!

Sat. April 12th - 9:30 to ?
Work Day at the Museum

Spring cleaning. Need volunteers to help with everything from cleaning to re-organizing the storage room(s). Contact Barb Rush (740) 795-5883.