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383 E. Central
El Dorado, KS 67042


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author talk & volunteer appreciation dinner

Tuesday, April 17, 5:30pm

Join us for our annual appreciation dinner where we celebrate our volunteers and their fantastic work. A short program will highlight volunteer projects from the past year, and announce the Volunteer of the Year!

A catered dinner will be followed by our special guest speaker, Cindy M Amos. Ms. Amos is a member of Women Writing The West and author of Oil Field Maven, her latest book that was inspired by a trip to the Kansas Oil Museum! For more information about the prolific author, go to

Volunteers get in free! Members' rate $15.00, non-members $25.00. Seating is limited -- Please RSVP by Friday, April 13. Call 316-321-9333, or e-mail to

free family fun day: "leap into spring!"

saturday, april 21, noon-4:00pm

Drop by the museum for crafts and activities for all ages, featuring showers and flowers and all things spring!

For more information on Free Family Fun Days at the museum, go HERE.

coming soon..                                        the 2018 kom history lecture series

may - september

We are pleased to announce in the months ahead a series of historical lectures focusing on Butler County in the early 20th century. Pick your favorites to attend, or get a bargain and sign up for the full year!

2018 Lecture Series Schedule

Thu., May 24, 6:00pm: "Disaster! Fire, Storm, & Other Catastrophes on the Early Oilfields"

Sat., June 16, 6:00pm: "Soda Fountains in Kansas." Sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. Lecture is free to the public.

Thu., July 12, 6:00pm: "And Still We Rise: El Dorado's Black Heritage"

Thu., August 16, 6:00pm: "1918 Influenza Pandemic: The Illness That Shaped a World War"

Sat., September 29, 3:00pm: "Victory on a Sea of Oil: World War I & the El Dorado Oilfield"

Single Lecture: $15/member, $25/non-member
Or SAVE and register for a full year of programs!
Full Lecture Series: $50/member, $100/non-member

For ticket purchases call the museum at (316) 321-9333 or e-mail We can also take checks
to the Kansas Oil Museum, 383 E Central Ave, El Dorado, KS 67042. Or just stop by and sign up at the museum!



 Influenza patients at Camp Funston, 1918. Image courtesy of Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine.

Influenza patients at Camp Funston, 1918. Image courtesy of Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine.

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