Ohio Valley River Museum

Clarington, Ohio

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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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!