The road was over two years long with many a
winding turn, however, artifacts from the museum collection have returned to the
storage area in DeSoto’s visitor center. The Steamboat Bertrand museum is part of the DeSoto visitor center and can be viewed during normal business hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily except certain federal holidays.
Passengers of the Steamboat Bertrand: Fannie and Annie Campbell
Passengers of the Steamboat Bertrand: The Atchison Family
Almost Lost A Second Time: The Rescue of the Steamboat Bertrand Collection From the Missouri River Flood Event of 2011, a presentation about the evacuation of the collection. LARGE FILE, 6 MB.
Where is the Steamboat Bertrand?, a brochure about the inventory, cataloging and restoration project for the Steamboat Bertrand Collection following the flood of 2011. This is an archive copy of the brochure. The museum has reopened and is now on display at the visitor center during normal business hours.
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During the spring and fall, DeSoto’s wetlands become a temporary home for a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds. Look for migrating birds from September-December and March-April. A variety of birds depend on the aquatic and wetland habitats at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge. Such species include mallards, blue and green winged teal, northern pintail, American wigeon, wood ducks, Canada geese and pelicans.