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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cincinnati Riverboats and Public Landing - Cincinnati History Museum

Good morning,

The riverboat model is at the History Museum in Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Public Landing was the center of commerce for the city in its early days.
The museum has something so very special!  It's a life size riverboat inside the museum that visitors can explore. 
The riverboat is beside an area of dockside streets and buildings right out of the history of the city.  Even the streets are cobblestone replicas.
 You can stroll the streets and talk with actors who explain the different companies along the shore line.
 We walked aboard the riverboat.  At the left front of this image is a bale of cotton.  I remember seeing such bales in Mississippi when I traveled there with my parents when I was a child.
 The "working" mechanics of the riverboat were wonderful to see.  There was plenty of information about how it all made the riverboat move up and down the rivers.
 Important cargo.  ;)

 What beautiful riverboat china. 
 This beautiful wood inlay table was also a part of the riverboat display.  So may gorgeous hand made items!

We love museums.  Can you tell?  I hope you enjoyed your visit with us.

All the best,
Lois

13 comments:

Nedra said...

Thank you for all the pictures of Cincinatti from an era long ago. A few have brought memories of items from my grandparents home.

VP said...

One more great reportage, this is a very interesting museum...

TexWisGirl said...

we can tell! :)

what a great idea to have a full-size ship to tour...

Wanda..... said...

Back in 1963 our 'senior after prom festivities' took place on a 'small' riverboat in Cincinnati... I forget it's name though.

Maple Lane said...

Another interesting post and lovely pictures. Have a great afternoon.

Rose said...

Oh, wow, that would not be that far for us to travel too...the worst thing for us, if we think about heading that far, we always think well, why don't we just go on to Tennessee. But I would enjoy this place!

angela said...

Thank you for sharing what a great place to visit

NixBlog said...

I love this type of museum. Great to see things in a context where you can walk around and see history displayed in an accessible manner.
Enjoy your week!

Elaine said...

Wonderful display! This is a great museum!

Happy Days said...

What a great place. I like the little sitting area. Neat place to visit!! ...debbie

rkbsnana said...

Such interesting trips you have taken. I'm glad you get to enjoy them.

Montanagirl said...

Wow - thank you for sharing this! Love that china.

Gunn said...

Love the table and the China.
All pretty and probably quite unique.