Graceful as a Swan by James Howard

Graceful as a Swan by James Howard

"Three Generations of Howards" by James Howard

“Three Generations of Howards” by James Howard





The Howard Steamboat Museum, 1101 E. Market St., Jeffersonville, In., will present a photographic exhibition entitled;” THE HOWARD COLLECTION; AN ERA, A SHIPYARD, A FAMILY’, from Oct.1 through Oct 31,2013.  The formal opening of the exhibit will be Sunday, October 13th, from 1-4pm.  The photos selected for exhibition are from over 1500 images in the Howard collection which were taken over a 50 year period from 1885 through the mid 1930’s by Capt. Jim Howard and his brother Capt. Clyde Howard.

The exhibition documents the steamboat era, the workings of a busy shipyard and an intimate look at the lives of the Howard family.  Selected from over 1200 glass plate negatives and 300 recently rediscovered film negatives, these images offer a glance at a way of life which will never be repeated.  Many of the images have never before been publicly displayed.

Please help support the Howard Steamboat Museum by attending their annual fundraiser on Friday, October 4th at the American Commercial Lines building at 1701 East Market Street, Jeffersonville, IN from 6:30 until 9:30 PM. The event will include a wine tasting, buffet dinner and silent auction. For more information, please contact the museum at

The Howard Steamboat Museum, located in the Howard’s Victorian mansion, is dedicated to keeping alive the history of steamboats and transportation on America’s inland waterways.  The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 to 4 and from 1 to 4 on Sunday.  The museum is closed on Monday, for more information visit the museum’s website,

Phone: 812.283.3728