Pilgrims on the Ohio

The River Journey & Photographs of Reuben Gold Thwaites, 1894

Photo Exhibition at the GHI
February 01, 2008 - May 31, 2008

In 1894, historian Reuben Gold Thwaites and his family journeyed nearly 1,100 miles down the Monongahela and Ohio rivers in a fifteen-foot rowboat. Featuring forty-four snapshots taken with Thwaites’s #2 Kodak, this exhibition tells the story of their trip. 

Opening Reception
Friday, February 01, 2008
Free and open to the public
6:00-8:15 pm 

German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Metro: Dupont Circle/Exit: Q St. North 

Opening Remarks 
Exhibition curator Robert L. Reid (University of Southern Indiana)
6:30 pm
Please RSVP by phone at 202.387.3355 or by email

* "Jessie Rowing, Monongahela River" (Wisconsin State Historical Society)