Rescuing the Heroine: Oklahoma History Center opens immersive new exhibit devoted to steamboat that sank in 1838 in the Red River near Hugo - Article Photos 1/4

The Oklahoma History Center opens Wednesday a new exhibit recreating the Steamboat Heroine, an 1830s side-wheel paddleboat that sank in the Red River near Hugo. The Oklahoma Historical Society and the Institute for Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University have been working for more than a decade to excavate, study and conserve the boat.