Jeffersonville Mansion Houses Steamboat History Over 120 Years Ago | Morning

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JEFFERSONVILLE, In (WDRB) – Step back in time with a visit to the Howard Steamboat Museum.

Keith Kaiser of the WDRB explored the Jeffersonville Historic Site.

Historians are dedicated to preserving the Howard family’s legacy and building over three generations.

The Howard Steamboat Museum was founded in 1958 by Loretta Howard, wife of the late Captain Jim Howard.

It was Captain Howard’s last wish for the mansion to become a museum.

Loretta ran the museum until 1970.

Even today, you can visit the 22 rooms of the mansion built in 1894 representing the historic era of the steamboats.

It was the home of the famous family of steamboat builders Howard of Jeffersonville.

The collection includes original furniture, brass gasolines, stained glass windows, intricate carvings and a large black walnut staircase reproduced from a famous steamboat.

The master craftsmen of the family shipyard created much of the decor of the mansion.

Scale models, photographs, paintings, half-shell models, tools and other historical artifacts fill the building.

90% of the formal rooms have original family furnishings.

Howard Steamboat Museum

1101 East Market Street

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Open Tuesday to Sunday

Click here to log in to the Howard Steamboat Museum.

The Howard Steamboat Museum and other attractions can be found on the Southern Indiana Fun Trail.

Click here to see a list.

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