Monday, October 24, 2016

Steamship Arabia

We love the museum in Kansas City, Missouri dedicated to the Steamship Arabia -- a ship that sunk in 1856 loaded with cargo to outfit shops and homesteads along the Missouri River. The museum is the amazing story of how this steamship was raised from a farmer's field and its contents carefully cleaned and displayed for the public. To keep this quilty, keep an eye out in the pictures for bolts of wool fabric (!) along with other sewing and household supplies. Warning, this is photo heavy.
























Yes, all of the items shown above and thousands more were preserved in the silt of the Missouri River! If you ever get a chance to visit Kansas City, this privately held museum is a must see. 



3 comments:

  1. Been there! I think we spent over 3 hours. It was fascinating how the recovered the wood and restored it. I enjoyed seeing all the unsold goods that were on the Steamboatthat hit on the snag in the Missouri River long ago. I even met one of the sons who found it in the corn foeld with his father.

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  2. Been there! I think we spent over 3 hours. It was fascinating how the recovered the wood and restored it. I enjoyed seeing all the unsold goods that were on the Steamboatthat hit on the snag in the Missouri River long ago. I even met one of the sons who found it in the corn foeld with his father.

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  3. I'm glad the post is so photo heavy. Maybe it'll help me convince my husband that we should add this to one of our trips!

    By the way, my daughter is moving out this week and I'm afraid that pretty pink sewing machine you gave her is moving out with her. :-( There've been a few more dresses but I only catch brief glimpses as they're headed out the door.

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