Telling the story of the deadliest maritime disaster in United States history, located in Marion, Arkansas.
THE WORST MARITIME DISASTER IN US HISTORY
In the early morning hours of April 27, 1865, the steamboat Sultana exploded into a fiery blaze on the Mississippi River, eventually drifting and sinking near the Arkansas banks. At the Sultana Disaster Museum, we tell the lost stories of the disaster and those individuals who experienced it.
BREAKING GROUND ON OUR NEW MUSEUM
On November 11, the Sultana Historical Preservation Society held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Sultana Disaster Museum. Click below to view images from the event and to listen to a speech given at the groundbreaking by Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater.
THE ROSALIND O'NEAL FUND
Long-time manager and docent at the Sultana Disaster Museum, Rosalind O'Neal passed away in November. In her honor, we are aiming to raise $25,000 to have one of the exhibits in the museum named after her. To contribute to our efforts, click the Donate button below, and leave the note "Rosalind" with your payment. Thank you.