New Ohio River Museum in the works

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A new Ohio River Museum building on the museum’s current Front Street site in Marietta is in the designing and engineering phases, according to Neil Thompson, the media and public relations manager for Ohio History Connection, the nonprofit, statewide historical society headquartered in Columbus.

“We have a ways to go before deciding any groundbreaking plans or setting definite construction guidelines, but we are very excited for both this reinvestment in the historic Marietta community and the ability to modernize our exhibits on how the Ohio River has helped shape the past, present and future of this part of the nation,” he said in an email. “I can confirm there is an interpretive plan under way to engage visitors in the history of the Ohio River and its importance to Ohio statehood, economic development and culture.”

The OHC owns the buildings and grounds and most of the exhibits at the Ohio River Museum. Friends of the Museum, a local volunteer group, handles day-to-day operations and programming, and cares for the property.

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