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From the Collections

EXHIBITIONS – FROM THE COLLECTIONS

Captain Mary Miller

Portland’s Captain Mary Miller, “a lady steamboat man,” greets museum visitors with tales of her life as the first woman in the United States licensed to pilot a steamboat. The mannequin is a classic animatronic skillfully modeled after images of Captain Miller, who was recently honored by the City of Louisville through the naming of the Mary M. Miller steamboat.


Portland: The Land, the River, and the People

Discover how the 19th century town of Portland came into existence below the Falls of the Ohio River. The exhibition employs dioramas, a terrain model, historic figures, and automated lights and sounds to bring fascinating characters and events to life.


Architecture Gallery

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Sports Gallery

Portland’s vibrant sports history comes to life through historic images and artifacts, including an extensive Paul Hornung collection. Experience the story of a working class neighborhood where team sports shaped identity and community while also producing world class athletes like Paul Hornung.


Great Hall

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