“The Clark County Historical Society/Howard Steamboat Museum, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the famous three-generation steamboat building Howard family, their legacy, and the lore of the Great Steamboat Era.”
The Howard Steamboat Museum was founded in 1958 by Loretta Howard, the wife of late Captain Jim Howard. It was Captain Howard’s dying wish that the mansion become a museum. Loretta managed the museum until 1970, giving tours and training scores of docents on the history of the Howard Shipyards, the Howard Family, and the mansion itself. Today the Howard Steamboat Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operated by a 24-person Board of Directors, a small staff, and several dedicated volunteers. The museum is proud to be a mostly self supporting organization which takes no regularly scheduled funding from any federal, state, or local entity. It is sustained by the generosity of our guests, members, fund raising events, and rentals of our repurposed historic Carriage House.
Director & Curator
Administrative Assistant & Weekend Manager