383 East Central Ave.
El Dorado, KS 67042
316-321-9333
history@kansasoilmuseum.org

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Kansas Oil Museum




Join Us In Celebrating

"100 Years Of Oil"

at the El Dorado Fall Festival


 September 18 & 19! 

THE MUSEUM WILL BE HOSTING:
  • Downtown Parade "Celebrating 100 Years of Oil"
  • Living History in the Boomtown
  • Working Demonstrations of Drilling Rotary Rig & Walker-Neer
  • Wheat Weaving Exhibition
  • Public Steak Dinner 5 pm & Special Lecture by Jay M. Price, Author of                                            El Dorado: Legacy of an Oil Boom 5:30 pm

Dinner Tickets available for $35.
Need to Sign Up for the Parade, complete the following form.


Parade_Form-Kansas_Oil.pdf
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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.