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 Rooms:  Barber 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

Descendant Jimmy Johnson

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