Monday, April 11, 2022

Papinville Set to Host Tour This Month

Courtesy of the Papinville Historical Association

The Papinville Historical Association is hosting a tour of where Harmony Mission was located and Bates County first got started on April 30. We could not have the tour last year because of the flood. We are hoping the weather will cooperate this year. Many of you have preregistered for the tour and we will be calling you to make sure you can still do the tour.

The first tour will leave the Papinville Museum at 10 am and the second tour will leave at 1 pm. Be at the Museum 30 minutes before the tour leaves to pay for your tickets. Adult tickets are $12.00 and children 10 and under are $7.00.

The tour will begin at the museum to look at the dioramas of the Osage Village and Harmony Mission. You will ride on a wagon to the location of Harmony Mission, learn about the mission and where the buildings were located, eat a box lunch on the grounds and have time to walk on the grounds.

After you get back to the museum you will be served ice cream and cake to celebrate the 201st birthday of Harmony Mission and Missouri. Beverly Sullins will tell you the story of Asenath Barrows (wife of Freeman Barrows, the first county clerk of Bates county). If you have any questions she will be able to answer them or if you want a tour of the museum and school, she will be your guide.

If you would like to go on the tour and haven’t made a reservation, call these numbers: 417-395-2594 or 4`7-395-4288. Leave a message and phone number if we don’t answer and we will get back to you.

We will be adding more events for the day so keep listening to KMAM/KMOE 92.1, and look for news in the News-Shopper and online at

Hope to see you in Papiniville on April 30. If you have never been to Harmony Mission where Bates County started, this is your chance.

Courtesy Phyllis Stewart

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