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383 E. Central
El Dorado, KS 67042




We are a non-profit entity, funded entirely by membership fees and donations. The discovery of oil in 1915 fundamentally transformed Kansas.  It dramatically impacted war efforts during World War I.  The development of agricultural towns, influx of entrepreneurs and the establishment of petroleum communities established Butler County as a beacon of American values and opportunity.  That beacon continues to blaze to this day.  The Kansas Oil Museum is dedicated to the preservation of that history and education of those values for generations to come.  Your donation will enable us to continue to provide quality and relevant exhibits, educational programming and care for our historic collection. We accept donations by cash and check, or you may make an online credit card donation directly to the museum, using the button below.



The Museum shall preserve historic structures, collect applicable materials, conserve, exhibit and interpret collections of appropriate artifacts. Our holdings consist of photographs, decorative and fine art, textiles, ephemera, objects, artifacts, and archival material. In order to maintain consistency, professional and ethical standards for the management of the Collections, KOM adheres to a Board approved Collections Management Policy. The Museum maintains selective standards in all acquisitions to which we hold in the public trust.

The acceptance of donations, gifts, and bequests shall be unrestricted and must be significant in itself so that it merits inclusion. Please note that the museum does not give monetary value for appraisals, nor do we accept drop-off donations without prior approval.  Please contact the Curator of Collections at with any questions and to schedule an appointment for review. 

Dillons Community Rewards Giving More Back to the Community!

Dillons is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Dillons Community Rewards.

Dillons Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy..all you have to do is shop at Dillons and swipe your Plus Shopper's Card!  Our unique NPO #38780, or search for us by name Kansas Oil Museum.

A customer must have 3 things to register and begin supporting KANSAS OIL MUSEUM:

  • A Plus card, which is available at any store by asking an associate
  • A valid email address, which can be obtained from any free online service and can be anonymous
  • A personalized account at our website, which again can be anonymous