Brown Baggin' Through History: The Ritts' W. P. Snyder Jr. Legacy

Description:

April 5, 2013
Noon - 1 p.m.
Ohio River Museum, Marietta 

Turn your boring brown bag lunch into an enjoyable repast at the Ohio River Museum. Join us for a free program presented by Jeff Spear, president of Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen: a talk and walk-through of The Ritts' W.P. Snyder Jr Legacy exhibit. This exhibit covers the lives of Captain Charles E. Ritts, transportation manager for Crucible Steel Company of America, and his son, Charles E. Ritts Jr., unofficial photographer for Crucible. The exhibit contains many wonderful artifacts pertaining to crucible boats and C.E. Ritts Jr's marvelous photographs.

Also discussed will be Captain Cumberland W. Posey from Belpre, Ohio. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Captain Posey, an African American, became one of Pittsburgh's success stories, owning and running several towboats, a bank and one of the first black baseball teams.


 

 

 

Location: Ohio River Museum, Marietta
URL: www.campusmartiusmuseum.org; http://www.ohiohistory.org/museums-and-historic-sites/museum--historic-
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Category: Lectures*, Southeastern Region*
Created by: Public Access ( by Tom Wolf )
Updated: Friday, February 1, 2013 11:56am EST
Admission: Free
Special Offers: Save $1 on museum admission following the program April 5 only
Advanced Registration:
Parking Fee:
Phone Number(s): 800-860-0145 or 740-373-3750
Email: christina@campusmartiusmuseum.org
Web Site(s): www.campusmartiusmuseum.org
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