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Kansas Oil Museum


383 East Central Ave.
El Dorado, KS 67042

Rare Books & Special Collections Exhibit

April 9 through May 12, 2015

Come see rare and out of print books on display, including historical atlases, unique family Bibles, church cookbooks and early Kansas school book primers.

All ages are invited to come and visit our large indoor exhibit hall and 10-acre outdoor area.

Indoors you will experience the story of:

  • The Kansas Flint Hills
  • Butler County, Kansas
  • The science of oil exploration and production

Outdoors, walk throug
h and experience 10 acres of the early oil boom days:

  • Oil Field Equipment, restored and operated during special events and tours.
    See how "black gold" was (and is) extracted from deep within the earth, using this massive and powerful equipment.

  • Historic Oil Boom Town, furnished as if the town's inhabitants had never moved on.
    These oil boom towns operated as divisions of the oil companies, and were under the authority of company officials. Developed in response to oil strikes, these oil communities had their own stores, company offices, schools and entertainment.

MISSION: The Kansas Oil Museum will preserve and promote the history and the culture of oil in our county and state.