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.
Monday, October 24, 2016
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.