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The Point Pleasant River Museum serves the public by promoting awareness on the river life and commercial enterprise on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. The Museum features displays, video demonstrations and special guests that enhance the visitors? knowledge about the great floods, boat construction, sternwheel steamers, river disasters and the contribution of the local river industry to World War II. The museum also houses a working pilot house and a research library.

The Point Pleasant River Museum occupies a building that bears a connection to the river as it was established by Robert Mitchell as a mercantile. It was also used for a grocery store and for accommodating local residents and river traffic.

The Museum building is also known as the "Old Nease Building? since it was last owned by the H. G. Nease Company.

The building was used as storage space in the 1940?s. In 1990, it was donated to the City of Point Pleasant for the creation of a River Museum. The Point Pleasant River Museum opened its doors to the public on May 1, 2003.
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