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802 Elks Drive Butler, MO 64730    1-660-679-0134

  • The Osage & First White Settlers
  • Battle of Island Mound
  • Order #11 - 1863 Depopulation
  • General J. O. Shelby, US Marshall
  • Coal Mining and Railroads
  • Courthouse, Sheriffs & the Law
  • Veterans & Wars
  • Robert Heinlein, Sci-Fi Master
  • Minuteman Missiles in our Midst
  • Paintings, Portraits & Photos
  • 8 Victorian Age Exhibit Rooms






April through October
Tuesdays thru Fridays 9:30am-4pm
Saturdays 9:30am-12 noon
Closed Sun., Mon. and legal holidays.
Admission rates are $5 for adults, $2 for students 6-17, and children 5 and under are free. Members of the Bates County Historical Society can tour the Museum at no charge.   
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The Bates County Museum works with community organizations to promote the heritage of our area through educational programs, providing speakers, special tours, historical memorial events, re-enactments and more.  More info>>>

Robertson Hall is our meeting room that is available to rent for meetings receptions and more. More info>>>

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