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Alexandria,  VA
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Arabia Steamboat Museum
Kansas City, MO

The Arabia Steamboat Museum is home to a true time capsule of frontier life in the 1800’s. The Arabia was headed up the Missouri River in the fall of 1856 when she struck a tree snag and sank just north of Kansas City, Missouri. Her cargo hold was loaded with 200 tons of supplies bound for general stores and pioneer settlements. As the years passed, the river changed course and left the Arabia buried beneath a Kansas cornfield. Finally, in 1988 a group of modern-day adventurers uncovered the lost Arabia and her magnificent cargo. They were amazed to find fine dishware, clothing, and even bottled food all preserved in remarkable condition. Their find has been called the King Tut’s tomb of the Missouri River. So if you’re looking for an adventure your whole family will enjoy, discover the treasures of the steamboat Arabia.

Your donations help:
We will earmark your generous contributions for educational programming, including a program that facilitates student participation in the cleaning, preservation and documentation of artifacts from the steamboat Arabia.

There are many ways you can get involved.

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