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Hey, Everybody. Important Notice!!!

In the latest issue of the Reflector on page 6, please take special notice of the arrangements for the Saturday afternoon activities at our Annual Meeting in Marietta, OH September 17, 2016. After the business meeting Saturday morning, a tour of the Blennerhasset Mansion on Blennerhasset Island is being offered.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM PARKERSBURG TO ACCESS THE ISLAND AND MANSION. This is not a boat… Continue reading

Friday, September 16th & Saturday, September 17th, 2016
Lafayette Hotel, Marietta, Ohio
Call for room reservations: 1-800-331-9336

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Friday, September 16th
Evening get together at the Ohio River Museum for the museum’s 75th anniversary. The museum was founded by S&D. Also view restoration progress on the last fully intact sternwheel steam towboat, the W.P. SNYDER JR.

Saturday, September 17th
9:30 AM – Annual business meeting, state of the organization, reports from group chapters, and adjunct organizations. Election of officers.

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Ohio Valley River MuseumS&D Reflector subscribers that would like to attend the 75th Anniversary Luncheon can register online. Cost is $35 per person and includes roundtrip motorcoach from the Lafayette Hotel to Clarington, Ohio, white tent luncheon overlooking the Ohio River, tour of the Ohio Valley River Museum, and visit to the Hannibal Dam. The bus departs from the Lafayette Hotel following the Saturday morning business meeting. All registrations must be received by August 15th.

It is special to note that 2014 marks not only the 50th anniversary of the S&D Reflector but also the 75th anniversary of the Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen (S&D). As we approach the anniversary celebrations during our annual September gathering at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta, Ohio, a moment must be taken to detail a few major improvements and a general revamping of S&D.

For the better part of two years the Board of Governors have sought to… Continue reading

The W. P. Snyder, Jr. steamboat is the subject of a new documentary produced by WOUB-TV. “Saving the Snyder” will chronicle the Ohio Historical Society’s yearlong restoration of the nearly 100-year-old boat. The documentary will premiere in Marietta on Friday, May 13 and in Ironton on Saturday, May 14. Tickets for the premieres are $10 and will be sold at the door.

Originally built by the Carnegie Steel Company in 1918, the W. P. Snyder, Jr. towed coal, iron and… Continue reading

We here at the Ohio River Museum would like to extend the Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen this special invitation to play a significant part in the development and implementation of a new river festival planned for the museum next summer.

We need you! Slated for Saturday and Sunday August 6-7, 2011 on the grounds of the museum, the INLAND WATERWAYS FESTIVAL, promises to be the largest undertaking by the Friends of the Museums in Marietta since assuming management… Continue reading