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Explore Treasures from the Sunken Arabia Steamboat at This Unique Museum

When the mighty Steamboat Arabia sank near Kansas City on September 5, 1856, she carried 200 tons of mystery cargo. Lost for 132 years, its recovery in 1988 was like finding the King Tut’s Tomb of the Missouri River. Remarkably preserved clothes, tools, guns, dishware and more. The discovery was truly a modern-day treasure-hunting story at its best.

Arabia Steamboat Museum holds guided tours where guests can view more than 200 tons of treasure recovered from the sunken 1856 steamboat Arabia, including China, jewelry, clothing, hardware, and food. Guided tours include a short movie and explanation of the excavation process. Guests will see the treasures recovered from the Arabia and watch preservationists restoring artifacts in our lab.

The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a unique Kansas City attraction: a time capsule of life on the American frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. It is not your typical museum. Visitors have the one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the everyday objects that made life possible for pioneers in the 1800s. We hope to see you there!

At The Royale at City Place Apartments in Overland Park, Kansas, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun at this event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, September 8, 2018—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Steamboat Arabia Museum
400 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64106

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