River Heritage Museum Board of Directors and Executive Committee
River Heritage Museum Chairman:
|River Heritage Museum Vice Chairman|
|River Heritage Museum Secretary:|
|River Heritage Museum Treasurer:|
|River Heritage Museum Members-at-Large:|
Roger L. Kellner
|Capt. Buck Lay
|River Heritage Museum Members:|
|River Heritage Museum PFS Board Liason:|
|River Heritage Museum Ex-Officio Members:|
|River Heritage Museum Emeritus Members:|
W.W. Dyer (deceased)
|Robert Petter, Jr.
Capt. Paul Streigel (deceased)
Capt. Leonard Wadlington
|River Heritage Museum Executive Director:|
River Heritage Museum
Monday - Saturday
Adults - $5.00
Children - $3.00
Senior and Group Discounts Available
The River Heritage Museum is located in Paducah’s down town. In that city it is located in oldest surviving antebellum building. This building is constructed with brick structure and double-pile. The first president was James Campbell and the cashier name was Adam Rankin. Between the years of 1870 and 1890 the main street was constructed.
Now the structured river heritage museum is three separate river front hotels. In the year of 1890, Henry A. Peter buys that building and opened a hardware business. The Peter family sold the building property to the city of Paducah in 1995. In the year of 1996 it was gave to Seamen’s Church Institute as lease.
Then Seamen’s Church Institute renovates the building as beauty of the antebellum structure, that renovation building looking good. Now that building is entrance to the river heritage museum.
In the year of 1989, Paducah's Mayor appointed to develop the river heritage museum. The mayor makes a small committee. From this committee the river heritage museum was born.
In the year 2003, the river heritage museum opened several exhibits. In that historic building, it occupy on Water Street. Now the river heritage museum visitors are 10,000 peoples per year.
In 2008, committee people develop the river heritage museum much better than previous years. They think master plan form dramatic expansion of to grow the visiting people from 10,000 to 100,000 per year. For this development they providing fund around $24 millions and another $10 millions for an operational endowment.
Now the river heritage attraction is becoming a major tourism in USA. The visitors to museum are 100,000 people per month.