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Butler County History Center
                                               Home of The
Kansas Oil Museum

 


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

July 26 through October 5:
 
This Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibit tells the story of Native Americans who served in the armed forces as "Code Talkers" in World War I and World War II.

Saturday, October 25 is Trick-or-Treat day at the museum.
Come in costume and trick-or-treat from 1 to 4 pm in the museum's historic Boom Town.

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.