10th Graders visit Arabia Steamboat & John Wornall House
The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a history museum in Kansas City, Missouri. The Arabia Steamboat Museum is home to a true time capsule of frontier life in the 1800s. The Arabia was headed up the Missouri River in the fall of 1856 when she struck a tree snag and sank just north of Kansas City. Her cargo hold was full of 200 tons of supplies bound for general stores and pioneer settlements. As the years passed, the river changed course and left the Arabia buried beneath a Kansas cornfield. Finally, in 1988 a group of modern-day adventurers uncovered the lost Arabia and her magnificent cargo. They were amazed to find fine dishware, clothing and even bottled food all preserved in remarkable condition. Their find has been called the King Tut's Tomb of the Missouri River.
The John Wornall House Museum is a historic house museum in Kansas City, Missouri. The museum, located at 6115 Wornall Road in the Brookside area of Kansas City, is furnished to represent the daily life of a prosperous, pre-Civil War family. The John Wornall House is one of the few surviving antebellum houses in the Kansas City area and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Wornall built the house in 1858, on his 500-acre farm. It served as family home for over 100 years before being restored to its mid-nineteenth century style and opened as a museum.