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. Representative examples of many different types of artifacts are now on display. New, temporary exhibits on bitters and shovels are also available now with more planned for the future.
The process of sorting, organizing and rehousing objects will take some time. The viewing gallery doors will remain open throughout the process; visitors are
welcome to stop by and watch the display of the collection rebuilt.
Click here for Where is the Steamboat Bertrand?, a brochure about the inventory, cataloging and restoration project for the Steamboat Bertrand Collection.
Click here for 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.