Antique Appraisal Day!

Saturday. November 22nd – 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM



Bring your treasured item(s) in for a professional (verbal) appraisal by Mr. Jeffrey Spear, of Garths Auctions, Inc., Columbus, OH! See if you can stump him with your rare find! See what others have brought in! Enjoy visiting the museum while waiting!

1 item for $10; 2 items for $15; 3 items for $20 up to 5 items for $25.

Tickets may be purchased at the door! Basket raffle & refreshments will be available.

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.

Guess who’s at the Ohio Valley River Museum?


Saturday, December 13th – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Childrens event! Must be accompanied by parent/adult.

Take a moment, think and pause
Christmas time without Santa Claus?
Presents, toys, gifts not to be
Under a decorated Christmas tree.

Close your eyes and just imagine
No reindeer making noise and din
Sleigh bells silent, no jolly ho ho ho
Where on earth did Santa go?

Long ago in a small town by the river
No presents Santa could deliver
What happened to Santa after too much rain?
And flood waters spilling down every lane?

Could he be saved by car or truck?
Or will a rescue boat bring him good luck?
Find out more about a Christmas Eve
When Santa and his reindeer must believe
That Christmas will come to all girls and boys
Delighting them all with presents and toys!


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:

Winter Hours 2014
Call for Appointment!
(740) 391-2786

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