The entire second floor is devoted to early artifacts from Bates County donated by the pioneer
families of the area. From the founding of Harmony Mission in 1821 to the growth of the County over the years, there
is something that will interest everyone.
The West Wing is a Time Line room tracing the history in sequence, while the East Wing contains
eight Theme rooms depicting early various themes such as an Early Kitchen, General Store, Doctor and Dentist office, Women's
Craft, Art, Music and Literature, Toys, and Communications rooms.
The East Hallway has several cases of antique glass ware, clocks and lamps.
The East Hallway also contains a large display on Robert Heinlein, famous Science fiction
writer who was born in Butler, Missouri.