The Steamboat Bertrand museum is located inside the visitor center at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge and can be viewed daily during the normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except certain federal holidays.For visitor center hours and general information, which includes individuals or groups being able to enter the visitor center and see the museum collection and exhibits please call 712-388-4800.
For museum collection, research purposes, and other museum related information please contact the curator, Dean Knudsen at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 P-RESENTATION 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.