River Industry Job Fair
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Ohio Valley River Museum, 112 Ferry Street, Clarington, Ohio

Four of the major barge companies in the marine industry will have personnel recruiters present:

They will be seeking to fill positions on their motor vessels that operate on the Ohio and Mississippi River systems. Positions could include, but are not limited to, deckhands, cooks, and engineers. These jobs require extended periods of work away from home. Opportunities for both males and females. No prior experience necessary. Resumes not necessary. These companies offer jobs with good salaries, benefits and excellent opportunities for careers in the marine industry.

For additional information please contact PattiHyer@aol.com or Barbara Rush at 740-795-5883.

Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen to Celebrate 75 Years

The Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen, (S&D) a nationally known historic preservation and magazine publishing organization will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. To celebrate the historic organization’s milestone, several events will be held during the September 12 and 13 weekend for its members in Marietta and Clarington, Ohio.

On Saturday afternoon, the Ohio Valley River Museum in Clarington will host the organization’s members and invited guests at a catered white tent luncheon overlooking the Ohio River at the home of Sonja Taylor and Lou Lemmon. Clarington has deep roots within the organization as the hometown of its main founders, including J. Mack Gamble, Elizabeth Litton, and Robert Thomas. Guests will be bused by motor coach from the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta to the venue. Prior to the luncheon, a tour of the river museum and Hannibal Locks and Dam will be enjoyed.

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.


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!


Summer Hours 2014
Fridays & Saturdays*
11 AM to 3 PM
​(*By our Volunteers)​

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