TRAVEL FORUM: ARABIA STEAMBOAT MUSEUM
- Thursday, October 22
- 2 – 3:30 pm
- Mike Lagerquist, VINE staff
The “White” Arabia went down in the Missouri River in 1856 with 200 tons of cargo intended for general stores and homes in 16 Midwestern frontier towns. When erosion changed the path of the river, the location of the wreck was lost. Then in 1988, five men and their families banded together to begin the adventure of recovering the Arabia’s long-lost treasure, which is now the largest collection of pre-Civil War artifacts located in Kansas City. The presentation will include a recorded interview with one of the men who salvaged the boat and started the museum.