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. The museum collection has been returned to the visitor center and is currently on display. THIS IS AN ARCHIVE PRESENTATION ABOUT THE 2011 FLOOD EVENT
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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.