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Key Exhibits at the Museum

Osage Indian Artifacts  *  Harmony Mission: First White Settlement  *  Pioneer Living  *  Civil War:  Battle of Island Mound and Order No.11 Forced Evacuation & Burning  *  Coal Mining & Railroads  *  Faith & Funerals  *  Bates County Courthouse & Butler The Electric City  *  Patriotism, Veterans & Wars  *  The Cold War:  Missiles in Our Midst  *  Glassware & Pottery  *  Freemasonry   *  Author Robert Heinlein:  Sci-Fi Master  *  Old Settlers Society  *  Jefferson Highway  *  Victorian Age Theme RoomsBarber Shop, General Store, Early Kitchen, Ladies Fanciwork, Music, Early Communications, Doctor & Dentist, and Childrens Toys 

 General Joseph Orville (Joe) Shelby:  Undefeated Rebel, Bates County Farmer & United States Marshal of Western Missouri 

 Descendent Jimmy Johnson poses in front of the Battle of Island Mound mural at the Bates County Museum. 

Bates County, MO Museum, More Than You Expect!

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