The Steamboat Bertrand Museum Collection is currently not on display. It had to be removed prior to the flood of 2011. It will remain in a secure off site storage facility until repairs can be made to the visitor center. Please check back periodically for updates on the status of the collection.
Click here for Where is the Steamboat Bertrand?, a brochure about the inventory, cataloging and restoration project currently underway with 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.
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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.