Ohio Valley River Museum

Clarington, Ohio

TNBarnsdall006a-33Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather & hope you are having a happy and safe 4th of July Weekend!

You can check out our first issue of The Pilot, the newsletter of the Ohio Valley River Museum. Included in the inaugural issue:

  • Information on all the work so far completed at the museum.
  • A listing of wonderful donations we have (and hope to soon) receive.
  • A volunteer spotlight of Brittany McConaughy.
  • Highlights from 2013 events at the museum.

If you are interested in becoming a member, more information can be found here on our website.

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Liberty1889-1912-005a-33What are you waiting for? Become a member of the Ohio Valley River Museum today!

Basic benefits include free admission to the museum, subscription to the museum’s newsletter, a 10% discount for the museum store, admission to members only events and the annual membership meeting.

Membership starts at just $30 for individuals, $40 for a family, and $20 for students and seniors. Honorary membership and corporate contribution opportunities also are available.

For more information, check out our membership application. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.

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The Ohio Valley River Museum will be hosting our first membership meeting on May 17th, 2014. During the meeting, we will be voting to approve our by-laws. Members who would like to review the by-laws prior to the meeting can do so here on our website.

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scf2012-25The Board of Trustees decided at last night’s meeting that the dedication of the J. Mack Gamble Exhibit would have its date changed to the weekend of the Sunfish Creek Festival, which will take place in June. Stay tuned for further details.

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scf2012-03The Ohio Valley River Museum is pleased to announce the 2014 Winter Antique Appraisal, which will be held at the Ohio Valley River Museum, 112 Ferry Street, Clarington. The event has been moved from its original date to a snow date of Saturday, March 8th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Appraiser Jeffrey Spear of Garth’s Auctions, Inc, Columbus, OH, will be on hand to do the appraising.

Antique_AppraisalCost is $10 for one item, $15 for two, $20 for three, and $25 for up to five items. All proceeds will be donated directly to the museum. A complimentary cup of soup will be served with each appraisal, and sandwiches and desserts will be available for purchase.


Ladies: Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 22, 2014, which will be the next Ladies Day at the Museum.

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Help us stay afloat!

The events scheduled for 2014 are fundraisers for the Ohio Valley River Museum in Clarington so that we will have enough money to continue to expand our exhibits and provide educational opportunities to everyone! We are working to obtain a non-profit status, fees are involved. Please support the Ohio Valley River Museum, Inc. this year.

Events scheduled so far this year are:

  • January 25 – Antique Appraisal Fair and Soup Sale
  • February 22nd – Ladies’ Day
  • April – Easter Egg Hunt
  • April 26th – Annual Membership Meeting
  • May 17 – “Dine like you’re on the Delta Queen” Dinner
  • May – Clarington Alumni Weekend
  • June – Sunfish Creek Festival Day

Complete details of our events can be found on our events page.

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Christmas BulbHoliday Home Tour
Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Cancelled for 2013! Sorry!

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The Ohio Valley River Museum is searching for the handwritten journals of former area resident W. A. Roush, who lived in the Clarington/Sunfish area of Monroe County, Ohio, at the end of 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.

Roush lived on Sykes Ridge, farming, teaching school, and writing down most everything in these journals from 1883 up until 1918. We have been able to locate several of the journals, but are hoping to find the missing years.

As we began transcribing these small books, we have discovered a great story that we want to pursue at the River Museum with regard to everyday life in Monroe County from 1883 to 1918. If you know of the location of any of these journals, please contact us and let us know.

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Just wanted to remind anyone planning on being in the area for the River Alumni Banquet this weekend that the museum will be holding a special reception on Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Hope to see everyone there.

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Hours

Open Saturdays 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Other days, by appointment please.

To schedule please email us at ohiovalleyrivermuseum@gmail.com.

Annual Dinner Cruise

OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
Saturday, June 23th, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Blennerhassett Island Boat Ride and Tour – $50 per person. Onboard raffle! Fun filled event! Event is handicap accessible.
Tour includes ride on the Island Belle sternwheeler to and from the island, catered luncheon, tour of the mansion, and horse-drawn wagon ride around the island.
Payment due no later than June 15th. Please indicate your meal choice of either baked chicken or baked steak.
Reservations must be paid in advance. Call 740-391-6304 to make reservations today!

Mail checks, payable to:
OVR Museum
P.O. Box 162
Clarington, OH 43915

Boat will leave Point Park on 2nd Street in Parkersburg, WV at 12:00 pm — so plan to board around 11:30 am. Parking lot is next to Point Park.

Special Thanks

Special Thanks to the Ohio Valley Community Credit Union for their continued support & generosity!