Bates County Museum
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Event Schedule

(2013 Events Listed toward bottom of page)
The Bates County Historical Society & Museum hosts special events to promote interest in history in a fun and interactive way.  Discovering history together, young and old alike are able to explore the past and their experiences provide lasting memories that can be shared again and again with one another. 
The Museum plays an active role in supporting the communities and schools of Bates County.  Special programs include storytelling, sharing of artifacts, interpretive displays, speeches, reenacting, and the use of reproduction antique clothing/costumes.  The Bates County Historical Society wants folks to know that history is both fun and informative!




The Museum is open to the public from April 1st through October 31st.  Hours are:
 Tuesdays through Fridays  9:30am-4pm
  Saturdays  9:30am-12noon
  Closed on all 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.  Membership is $10 for an individual and $15 for a family.  Contact the Museum office for membership information at:
 660-679-0134 or

2013 Programs. 
February 2-  10 am Annual Meeting and Show and Tell.  Election of officers. Free will soup and chili luncheon.
April 6- Sat.- 10:30am -Ladies Brunch- Mrs. J.O. Shelby "My life with the General" and Quilts and Coverlets- $14.50-Limited seating, reserve early. 
We welcome your input as to programs and events presented by the Bates County Museum.  Your support is greatly appreciated and enables us to continue to preserve the history of Bates County.
For more information please contact:
Bates County Museum Marketing Director
    Peggy Buhr  660-679-0134