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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Warning: Full schedule ahead!

Bates County Museum 2021 Events – Save the Dates!!!

I had hoped to have a full newsletter completed and mailed but the polar vortex blast of frigid weather has changed my plans.  Let me first say that our grand old Museum building withstood the weather in fine fashion and I’m thankful for that!

Below is a partial list of important events and dates that you need to SAVE on your calendars.  More will follow when I get a proper newsletter completed and sent.  Thank you to everyone who has renewed dues and to those new members, we say Welcome!  Thank you for your understanding and giving me a bit of ‘wiggle room’! Plan C is going full steam ahead. 
2021 is off to a memorable start and I hope to see you at these upcoming events! 
~Peggy Buhr, Museum Director Bates County Museum, 802 Elks Dr., Butler – 660-679-0134~

          Museum Events will practice Socially Distanced Seating.  Masks are Optional.

March 6, 2021 – Sat. 10:30 am – SHOW & TELL Gatheringand Society’s Annual Meeting and Election.  You are invited to bring interesting items and share their story.  Beloved heirlooms, vintage toys, tools, gadgets, and more.  Coffee & Water served.  

March 21, 2021 – Sun. 2:00 pm at Oak Hill Cemetery – The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Westport Camp # 64, are conducting a rededication ceremony for Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Freeman Davis, Captain, 80th Ohio Infantry.  Kevin Miller (SUVCW) has coordinated the ceremony and I have been asked to speak about Mr. Davis’ life in Butler.  The public is invited.

THIS & THAT SALE - DONATIONS requested!  No clothing or exercise equipment.  
Members:  We need VOLUNTEERS to help set-up, during the sale, and clean-up.  Call Me!
Society Members Only Sneak Peek – Wed. April 7th   12 noon – 6:00 pm!!!  

April 8, 9, 10, 2021 – This & That Sale open to the public. Thu-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 
Sat. 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.  This has become our biggest fundraiser for the Museum so spread the word, donate items for sale, volunteer if you can, and COME SHOP!!!

April 27, 28, 29, 2021 – Missouri’s Bicentennial Quilt will be on display at the Museum in Robertson Hall.  We are honored to be a chosen site and invite everyone to come view the quilt.  Tue April 27 and Thu April 29 the Quilt can be viewed from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  Wed, April 28th the hours are 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Bates County is represented on the quilt that has blocks from each county in the State.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see this unique commemoration.

SAVE THE DATE:  Tuesday, August 10, 2021 – Partnering with the Missouri 2021 Committee, the Museum will host an Ice Cream Social on the front lawn.  SAVE THE DATE!!! 

That’s it for now friends!  Be well & Stay safe.     ~Peggy~