Thursday, June 27, 2019

Where Will Steamboat Arabia Dock After Leaving Kansas City River Market?!?!

It's a burning question that your grandma wants to know. Here's a half answer for a classic Kansas City "attraction" that most longtime residents have still never seen . . . Read more:

Steamboat Arabia Seeks New Quay

Should I stay, or should I go? Those are lyrics from a 1980s rock song, but it also sums up the current state of affairs for the Arabia Steamboat Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. That's because it's unclear whether the museum - which displays 19th-century artifacts recovered from the sunken steamboat - will remain in town.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

... that longtime residents still haven't seen... Their loss. That museum, the boat, the everyday goods, are a fascinating way to glimpse life of a century ago. As for his treasure hunting ideas, good luck to him. My understanding from a tour last summer is the new "discoveries" are barely in the "we think we found another boat" stage. No excavation / verification.

Anonymous said...

Agreed that the museum is great. But since the taxpayers don't give it massive subsidies KC doesn't promote it.

Anonymous said...

It's one of the best privately run museums I've visited.