At the Howard Steamboat Museum we are interested in educating about the steamboat era inside and outside the museum. Here are some great sites with information on steam engines and steamboat history.


Indiana Historical Society

The Indiana Historical Society has a lot of wonderful resources about steamboats. Such as information of the economic impact of the steamboat and dangers they faced on the river.

Indiana Academic Standards

For more information about the Indiana Academic Standards please visit this link above. Students will first learn about the history of the steam engine in 8th grade Social Studies, according to the Indiana Academic Standards.

Steam Engine Information

This site discusses the effects and advancement that the steam engine brought about.

Steamboat On the River

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