The River Heritage Foundation, Inc. was incorporated by the Propeller Club of the United States Port of New Orleans as a charitable and non-profit organization to primarily assist in organizing and supporting a Louisiana State Maritime Museum in New Orleans.

This work is in partnership with the Louisiana State Museums and Board of Commissioners for the Port of New Orleans for the historical and scientific study and historical presentation of the great Port of New Orleans, the Mississippi River, pilotage on the river, other international and offshore waterborne commerce and industry and the ship building and repairing industry.

Effective January 2011, the Foundations was approved as a 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization.
Board Members
President Frank A. Courtenay, Jr
First Vice President Douglas Grubbs
Board of Directors
Bill Baraldi Leo Falgout
A.T. Chenault, IV Philip S. Katz
W. Brett Mason Pat Patrick
Sean Duffy, Sr. Christian Weiler
Executive Director
Cathy Vienne
January 28, 2012
Bicentennial Celebration of the Steamboat New Orleans
New Orleans Riverfront & Cabildo