Ohio Valley River Museum

at Hannibal Locks and Dam, Hannibal, Ohio

Some great old Unlimited Hydroplane footage from Seattle, 1951. Love the sounds of those 12 cylinder motors. Of this group of boats, those appearing in New Martinsville in 1951 were the MISS PEPSI, HORNET and MY SWEETIE. Both the HORNET and MY SWEETIE were owned by Horace Dodge and the HORNET sported a new checkerboard tail fin in New Martinsville. All the boats were from Detroit. (from Sam Winer, New Martinsville, WV)​

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RiverAlumniThe Ohio Valley River Museum (located in the former Ohio Valley Community Credit Union Bldg., 112 Ferry St., Clarington) will host their annual River High School Alumni reception on Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 11 am to 3 pm, prior to the annual alumni banquet.

The RHS Class of 1975 is hosting a special “Meet & Greet” at the museum prior to their scheduled tour of the school, class photo and the annual banquet, so be sure to stop at the museum in Clarington before going to Hannibal. Contact Kim Flannery Johnson or Marcia Dierkes Cochran for further details of the 40th Reunion–Class of 1975.

All RHS Alumni & their guests are welcome & encouraged to visit the museum to view the special RHSAA Exhibit, in addition to seeing all other exhibits related to Ohio River history, the Locks & Dams Exhibit, and the Delta Queen Steamboat Co. This year’s exhibit honoring the River High School reunion will include an extensive collection of RHS yearbooks, recently donated to the museum. The museum is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm through the end of October.

For more information contact Barbara Rush, Director at 740 391 2786 or visit the website www.ohiovalleyrivermuseum.org

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The Winchester jammed in ice just above the lock

Shot of the MV Winchester caught in a massive ice jam just above the Hannibal Lock at about 4:00 PM, Friday March 6th, 2015. The ice jam it is caught in stretches about 2 miles, and nothing has locked through Hannibal for over 24 hours.

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CLARINGTON – The Ohio Valley River Museum, Inc., 112 Ferry St., announced this week a joint event with Belco Works, Inc.’s shredder truck on Wednesday, February 25 from 10 am to 1 pm at the museum in Clarington. (located in the Ohio Valley Community Credit Union’s building – Market & Ferry Streets).

Anyone wishing to safely destroy personal documents, old checks, etc. can easily do so by making a $15 donation to the museum, which will give you a ticket to have your personal documents shredded on-site! This recycling & environmentally friendly event will help protect you from identity theft as well as de-clutter your personal files & home. There is no limit set for the amount of papers you can bring!

This cooperative effort is provided by the Ohio Valley River Museum, Inc., and Belco Works, Inc. of St. Clairsville.

Anyone having questions, may contact (740) 391 2786 or visit the museum website: www.ohiovalleyrivermuseum.org

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Hannibal Locks and Dam Visitor’s Center
Free to the Public

Open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk April through November.

Visit our historical exhibits, tour the grounds, and enjoy the lock chamber observation deck.

Special Thanks

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

Special Thanks

Our special thanks to David Reid, managing director, for his generosity and support!