Old Man River:  History Along the Mississippi April 19-November 2, 2003

Exhibit Map

Choose from one of the following exhibit sections or
Tour the entire exhibit

If your time is limited, we encourage you to visit our section
"Selected Artifacts" highlighting 13 objects from the exhibit.

Bald eagle and alligator crossing sign1. Upper Vs. Lower Mississippi Regions
--Upper vs. Lower Mississippi Regions

battlefield reenactment 5. Man vs. Man
--The Saints and the Mormon Trek
--The Slavery Question
--Civil War on the Mississippi
--Civil Rights Achievements
bald eagle with preservation officer6. Man vs. Nature
--Nature and Man
      --John James Audubon
      --Chad Pregracke
--Controlling the River
two men in a canoe 2. Early Exploration and Development
--Effigy Moundbuilders
--Exploration in the 1500s and 1600s
--Control of the Mississippi
--Trade and the Indian Removals
--Expeditions and War in the 1800s

Jazz musician7. The Arts Along the River
Music of the Mississippi
      --B.B. King
      --Satchmo and Bix, Jazzmen
      --Elvis Presley
--The Literary Scene
      --Williams and Faulkner
      --Samuel Clemens / Mark Twain

engraving of riverboat3. River Days
--From Early Travel to Steamboatin'
--Characters on the River
--Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain
view of Bellview, Iowa 4. Riverfront Property
--The Northern Banks of the Mississippi
--The Middle of the Mississippi
--The South
New Orleans cemetery 8. Legends and Spirits
--Historic Legends
--Mississippi Hauntings and Spirited Celebrations!
Thank you!
To our 60 lenders and the exhibit's sponsors!
"Riverman" painting9. Selected Artifacts
--those with limited time can view 13 of our favorite exhibit artifacts.
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